The Knoxville Lacrosse Festival will kick off its 2014 season this month at John Tarleton Park. This annual festival, co-sponsored by West Knox Lacrosse and Webb Lacrosse, is celebrating its 10th year. The Lacrosse Festival will host 14 high school teams from across Tennessee, Kentucky and North Carolina on February 22nd and 23rd.
Frequently referred to as the “fastest game on two feet,” lacrosse has become one of the fastest growing sports in America. Lacrosse is a high school club sport in Tennessee and sanctioned by the Tennessee Scholastic Lacrosse Association (TSLA). The Knoxville teams include the Webb School of Knoxville, Farragut High School, Knoxville Catholic High School and West Knox Lacrosse, an at-large high school team.
“We wanted to provide high school programs an opportunity to compete with teams from across the region while promoting the sport in the Knoxville community,” says Webb High School Coach Rico Silva. Silva and Cathy Brandt, founder of West Knox Lacrosse, are the visionaries behind this festival. “It’s a great opportunity for a young person who is considering the sport to come and check it out," adds Brandt. "There are plenty of games to watch and there is no admission charged.” Visit Knoxville is proud to team with dozens of volunteers from West Knox Lacrosse and Webb High School each year to carry on a festival that has now become a Knoxville tradition.