9/12/11 12:00 AM
MAYOR MENINO TO HONOR THE BOSTON CANNONS ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
AT CITY HALL PLAZA
Mayor to Declare “Boston Cannons Day” in Honor of the City’s Latest Championship
Wednesday, September 7 – Boston, MA - On Monday, September 12 at 3:30 PM, Mayor Menino will honor the Boston Cannons for winning their first Major League Lacrosse Championship in the team’s 11-year history. Media and Cannons fans are invited to attend the ceremony at City Hall Plaza.
“As has been proven over the last decade, Boston is the best sports town in the country,” said Mayor Menino. “I look forward to congratulating the latest team to add a championship to the city’s trophy case, the Boston Cannons.”
“We are honored by the invitation from Mayor Menino and the declaration of Boston Cannons Day,” said Cannons general manager Kevin Barney. “The outpouring of support from our fans and the city has been amazing, and we look forward to continuing the celebration.”
WHEN: Monday, September 12 at 3:30 PM
WHERE: City Hall Plaza, outside the Government Center T station
Boston Cannons Day Proclamation
Whereas; The Boston Cannons, a founding franchise of Major League Lacrosse, in this, their 11th season, won their first Major League Lacrosse Championship and Steinfeld Trophy by defeating the Hamilton Nationals, 10-9, in the MLL Championship game on August 28th, 2011; and
Whereas; The Cannons showed resilience and tenacity by playing through Hurricane Irene on Saturday, August 27th in the semi-final game, coming from behind and scoring a last-second goal to defeat the defending champion Chesapeake Bayhawks, 14-13; and
Whereas; In their 11 years as part of Major League Lacrosse, the Cannons have worked to integrate lacrosse into the greater Boston area, most notably through a partnership with MetroLacrosse. Through the partnership, the Cannons participate in MetroLacrosse fundraisers throughout the year, and along with sponsors have provided scholarships to assist stand-out MetroLacrosse student-athletes further their academic careers; and
Whereas; The Cannons provide family entertainment to lacrosse and sports fans across New England, providing the opportunity for young athletes to watch and learn from the best lacrosse players in the world, offering access to the players and coaches through camps and clinics throughout the year; and
Whereas; The Cannons add to the winning tradition of the city of Boston, bringing another professional sports championship and trophy to share with fans throughout New England as a token of thanks for the unwavering support over the past 11 years and continued support as they defend the title next season; NOW
Therefore, I, Thomas M. Menino, Mayor of the City of Boston, do hereby proclaim Monday, September 12, 2011 to be BOSTON CANNONS DAY in the City of Boston.