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COVID-19 UPDATE VIA ONTARIO LACROSSE ASSOCIATION

By Jef Dueck 03/13/2020, 4:45pm EDT

All Sanctioned In-Person Lacrosse Activities Paused Thru April 5th, 2020

With the ongoing developments related to COVID-19 and the concerns that people are sharing over its transmission, it’s important that we all work together to prevent and eradicate it as quickly as possible.

Therefor, as per a release issued today by the Ontario Lacrosse Association, the Peterborough Minor Lacrosse Association will pause all sanctioned in-person lacrosse activities (tryouts, training sessions, scrimmages, practices, games, etc.) effective immediately and until April 5th, 2020. Online activities, including promotion, registration and planning will continue during this period as we prepare for the upcoming season while monitoring the situation.

In the meantime, our hearts go out to those affected. We want everyone to know that they are part of the Ontario lacrosse community, and that we care about your health and safety above all else. We are closely following news reports and monitoring the impact that this situation is having across the province. Because we live and work in the amateur sports community, we understand the concerns raised by our members, especially considering the rising number of postponed events, programs and educational opportunities throughout the province.

Although the Public Health Agency of Canada maintains that the risk associated with contracting COVID-19 is low for Canadian citizens, the situation remains fluid and could change day-to-day. We encourage our members to visit ontariolacrosse.com for the latest updates and return-to-program information as we approach the 2020 season. Up-to-date risk assessment information and other resources published by the Canadian government related to COVID-19 can be found there. The PMLA and OLA remind everyone to consider good hygienic practices and safe contact in order to maintain a healthy environment. We are grateful for your understanding and your desire to begin the 2020 season as soon as it is safe to do so. Keep your sticks in your hands; we’ll be back soon!

Space still available in Skills & Drills starting Feb 3rd!

By Jef Dueck 02/01/2020, 10:00am EST

Open To All Players Born 2015-2011, Girls FREE

Come on out to practice your lacrosse skills & drills with our very own Mark Farthing; Head Coach of the Trent University Excalibur men’s field lacrosse team! Mark has several of his players from Trent help run these sessions. We do welcome volunteer hours for experienced Midget players, please contact Mat Giles at 705-927-8246 if you are interested.
IMPORTANT DETAILS:
* Dates are February 3, 10, 24 March 2 & 9 at Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School.
* Paperweight/ first year Tyke (2015, 2014 & 2013) 6-6:40pm
* Tyke/first year Novice (2012 & 2011) 6:40-7:20pm
* Girls 7:20-8pm
* Cost is $30 for Paperweight, Tyke & Novice players. The girls sessions run as a Try Before You Play so there is no cost associated (therefore no need to register, just show up)!
* Link to register & pay:  https://squareup.com/store/peterborough-minor-lacrosse-association (you will need to copy and paste this link)
It is mandatory to have a helmet & gloves. We do have some extra sticks that you may borrow for your session if needed.

Tournament Entries Now Open For All Five Divisions

Peterborough, ON — The Peterborough Minor Lacrosse Association is proud to announce their newest corporate partner, TRUE Sports Lacrosse, as the presenting sponsor of the 2020 Laker Classic May 22nd-24th, 2020.

PMLA President Aaron Garfat stated, "we are extremely excited to partner with TRUE Sports for the 2020 Laker Classic. The "Classic" is one of the premier tournaments of the season in the OLA  drawing top teams from across the Province and TRUE Sports is a premier provider of innovative lacrosse equipment. The partnership includes the creation of the #MADETRUEPLAYTRUE Champions program that sees every player on each of the 5 championship winning teams receiving a New 2020 TRUE Sports
Lacrosse product as well as a number of other initiatives."

Tom Burns, Lacrosse General Manager for TRUE Sports, spoke about the partnership with The Classic.
“TRUE is thrilled to be the Title Sponsor for the 2020 Peterborough Minor Lacrosse Association, Laker Classic. TRUE is investing heavily into the box lacrosse category and The Classic is the ideal platform for us to establish our brand as a real player in the market. As one of the premier OLA early season tournaments we look forward to showcasing our products to the coaches, athletes, parents and fans who attend The Classic. The #MADETRUEPLAYTRUE Champions program will give us the opportunity to put our newest products in the hands of some of the best youth players in the Province.”

About TRUE Sports Inc.
A leading innovator & manufacturer of premium sporting goods, TRUE Sports, Inc. is a leader in golf, hockey, lacrosse, diamond and ice skate industries. The company produces a wide variety of premium performance products under the True Temper, Project X, Grafalloy, ACCRA, Aura and TRUE brands in countries throughout the world. More than 1,000 individuals in 10 facilities proudly represent TRUE Sports across the United States, Europe, Japan, China and Australia.

For more information visit www.truesportslacrosse.com. In addition, you can follow TRUE Sports Lacrosse at @playtruelax.

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