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Patriot Cup To Host Nationally Ranked Teams To Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

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On Saturday, March 20, college lacrosse will return to Dallas for the fourth annual Patriot Cup. Returning MCLA National Champion University of Michigan will take the field at SMU’s Gerald J. Ford Stadium to face‐off against the University of Oregon. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, a non‐profit organization which seeks to assist men and women of our armed forces who have been severely injured during conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations around the world.

“The Patriot Cup has grown beyond our expectations in the last four years. With the addition of the National Champion Michigan, we now have the Big‐10 facing off against the Pac‐10, which further highlights Dallas as the place to see lacrosse played at its best,”said Tom Fitzsimmons, president of the North Texas Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse and the Patriot Cup committee chair. “No sport has grown faster at the high school and college levels over the last five years.”The 2010 Patriot Cup will showcase some of the nation’ premier collegiate and high school programs. In addition to the Michigan/Oregon game will be three of the nation’ top NCAA Division III teams for a total of three games. Western New England College (Ranked 9th

in 2009) , Nazareth College (#19) and Bowdoin College (#20) will practice and play each other in Dallas, culminating with the WNEC v. Nazareth game at SMU Ford Stadium on Saturday. SMU and Texas A&M University will square off in the nightcap at Ford Stadium for the second consecutive year.

Local high school teams St. Mark’s School of Texas, Episcopal School of Dallas and Highland Park High School will serve as event hosts and also compete at Ford Stadium on March 19‐20. The local schools will take on top‐ranked lacrosse teams Loomis Chaffee(Connecticut) and Mullen (Colorado).
Tickets are available online by clicking here or by emailing patriotcup@gmail.com. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults. A 20% group discount is available for groups of 10 or more.
Media Contact: Tom Fitzsimmons 214-630-0322

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