For the eleventh consecutive year, the elite spring training event for women’s collegiate lacrosse programs and secondary prep schools returns to Palm Beach County. The eighteenth annual “Spring Fling” takes place at Lake Lytal Park in West Palm Beach and the Seacrest Soccer Complex in Delray Beach, from March 8-29, 2014. Athletes and coaches from major lacrosse programs from across the nation will travel to Palm Beach County during their spring break to train, scrimmage, and compete in official NCAA contests throughout the month long event.
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission has worked in partnership with the North American Sports Group bring this event to Palm Beach County after spending seven years in Panama City, FL. “The event moved to West Palm Beach to take advantage of better weather, a larger airport and better field space,” said Event Director, Gene DeLorenzo. Since its inception in 1997, “Spring Fling” has developed a rich legacy of collegiate spring training practices, scrimmages and official NCAA games. Highly successful collegiate teams, including several NCAA Division II and Division III national champions have visited Palm Beach County as part of “Spring Fling”.
“Spring Fling” has made a significant contribution to Palm Beach County tourism. Over 550 teams with nearly 17,500 athletes and spectators have traveled to Palm Beach County since the relocation from Panama City in 2004. The event is responsible for generating more than 19,000 hotel room nights and an infusion of new dollars for Palm Beach County.
The event attracts some of the most competitive lacrosse programs in the nation. The 2014 edition of “Spring Fling” will feature games starting at 8am during each day of the event. On Wednesday, March 12 at 7:30pm Baldwin Wallace (Ohio) will face Curry College (MA) and on Friday morning, March 14th St. Lawrence will face SUNY Fredonia. Admission for the games is free! Visit www.nasportsgroup.com for more information on “Spring Fling”.