By Matt Scully | 6/29/11 2:00 PM
One of the highlights of the 2011 Sports Authority MLL All-Star Game will be The Red Bull Baggataway tournament. The two-day tournament is held on Friday and Saturday leading up to the MLL All-Star game. Boston Cannons’ star Paul Rabil is the host of this unique lacrosse tourney which tests an athlete’s speed, endurance, and physical power.
“I’m excited for the RB Baggataway event at the MLL All-Star Weekend," said Rabil. “Red Bull is the most cutting edge sports drink brand in the world of sports, and especially now in lacrosse. Combining themselves with the MLL at All-Star Weekend in a way that reaches back to the sports roots with the Baggataway tournament is awesome."
Rabil went on to describe his role in the event, “Obviously, with my playing contracts I cannot compete. Instead, I’ll be watching the games, providing some advice for the players, and at the end passing out the trophy and checks to the winners. I can’t wait!”
The term baggataway is defined in the dictionary as a form of lacrosse played originally by the Ojibwa Indians and has come to mean the Native American word for lacrosse.
The Red Bull Baggataway tournament is far from your regular lacrosse game. There’s no out-of-bounds or pads, no substitutions or face-offs and no-one wears equipment except the goalies. There are 11 players on the field for each team but the clock never stops and there’s no offsides, no out-of-bounds on the endline, and after a goal is scored the play is live! This results in a fun, hectic, run-and-gun style of lacrosse that is both entertaining to play and watch.
Friday’s format is a round-robin tournament that runs from 4:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m. and the two teams with the best record will compete on Saturday prior to the MLL All-Star game, and winner takes home a $5,000 prize along with the title of Red Bull Baggataway Champion!
When: Friday, July 8, 2011 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 9, 2011 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Harvard Stadium, 95 North Harvard Street Boston, MA 02163
Come on down for the fun and festivities of MLL All-Star Weekend in Boston!
For tickets to the 2011 Sports Authority MLL All-Star Game on Saturday July 9th at 7:00 p.m., call (617) 746-9933 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org!