Annual Jack Schantz Memorial Lacrosse Day on March 27
Mar 06, 2010
THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- The Woodlands Men’s Lacrosse Club will host the Annual Jack Schantz Memorial Lacrosse Day on Saturday, March 27, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Woodforest Bank Stadium in Shenandoah. Fans are invited to watch five lacrosse teams from The Woodlands – from 5th – 8th graders to the Varsity team – face competitors from Cy-Fair and Austin. Four college club teams - Texas A&M University, Baylor University, Sam Houston State University and St. Edward’s University - will participate in the memorial event. Some of the alumni players from the Woodlands Lacrosse Club will play through the participating colleges. The following is the day’s schedule:
8 a.m. - The Woodlands 5th/6th Grade team vs. Cy-Fair
9:30 a.m. - The Woodlands 7th Grade team vs. Cy-Fair
11:30 a.m. - The Woodlands 8th Grade team vs. Cy-Fair
1 p.m. - The Woodlands JV vs. Austin Bowie
3 p.m. - The Woodlands Varsity vs. Austin Bowie
5 p.m. - Sam Houston State vs. St. Edward's
7:30 pm - Texas A&M vs. Baylor
For the past three years, the Woodlands Lacrosse Club has celebrated a special lacrosse day in honor of the memory of Junior High/JV coach, Jack Schantz. “Jack was an awesome individual, who poured his heart and soul into our program. He instilled many great values into the boys that he was honored to coach at The Woodlands. Jack was stricken with cancer in 2005,
but continued to coach his team,” said Woodlands Men’s Lacrosse Club Coach Dave Seale. “Through his illness, he organized our trip to the Disney Sports complex in 2006. He made the
trip with us, but his health was failing. It was a great trip and helped elevate our program to the next level. Shortly after our return, Jack lost his battle with cancer. The Jack Schantz Memorial Lacrosse Day honors his memory and his desire to see the program grow and bring all of the teams together on a single day.” Proceeds from the event will go to the Jack Schantz Memorial Lacrosse Fund, which is used specifically to give back to the game to fund needed projects such as equipment purchases and team travel expenses.
The public is invited to the memorial event. Tickets for adults are $5 at the gate; children under 12, students with IDs are admitted free of charge. Concessions will open throughout the day.
For more information, please visit the Web site at the link below.