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2016 Thrifty Foods / Saanich Tigers 3 On 3 Tournament
Another Great Year!
Great weather and an excellent turn out helped make our annual 3 on 3 Tournament, held this past weekend, a huge success! Thank you to all the players, parents, team managers and coaches for coming out to play! This was the first year we’ve had the Tykes and Mini Tykes playing a similar format as the big kids and they really had a great time. Our skills competition was a big hit as well. Congratulations to our raffle winners: Matt Tytgat, Jeni Mason, and Matthew Bloom. Prizes were generously donated by Kirby’s Source for Sports, the Senior A Victoria Shamrocks, and the Intermediate A Victoria Shamrocks.
A big thanks to our tournament sponsor, Thrifty Foods, who provided the concession – food, equipment, and cooks – with all proceeds going to Saanich Lacrosse! Store Managers from the Cloverdale, Quadra-McKenzie, Tuscany, and Hillside Thrifty stores donated their time to help out this weekend – THANK YOU!
We’d like to recognize and thank those who contributed to our tournament prize tables: Kirby’s Source for Sports; the Junior A Victoria Shamrocks; Jarret Olson and Branded Athletics; and Fred Jenner.
Thanks to our volunteers from Reynolds High School, who managed the concession and provided great music all weekend. And thanks to Andrea Wentz for providing the Tiger Gear every year!
And finally, thanks to all the parents who helped make this a great weekend. Everyone who helped set up and take down the courts, put away the tables, and clean up – that was amazing! And special thanks to Steve Johansen, Ian Barnswell, James Mace, and Dean Mace for their exceptional contributions.
Enjoy the rest of your season and see you next year!
3 On 3 Tournament Co-ordinator
The Mann Cup made an appearance at the 3-on-3 tournament on the weekend. Posing in this picture are Mann Cup winning Shamrocks alumni and current Saanich coaches Fred Jenner, Grant Hamilton and Chris Pratt.
Congrats to the Midget A team for a job well done representing Saanich Lacrosse at the Shamrocks Alumni game! The players had a blast playing against the Shamrock legends!
2016 Saanich Tigers / Thrifty Foods
3 On 3 Tournament
May 7 – 8, 2016
Our annual 3 On 3 Tournament is set to go this weekend, May 7th and 8th. There have been a few minor schedule changes to be aware of. Team pictures will now be taken on Saturday May 7 – please see your team manager to confirm times for your team. As well, the 2015 Mann Cup Champion Victoria Shamrocks will have the Cup on display on Saturday from 12:00 – 2:00!
Once again, our neighbourhood Thrifty Foods stores will be providing the concession with all proceeds going to Saanich Lacrosse, so bring your appetites! As well, Tiger Gear will be available for purchase on both days.
Game schedules are provided below, please sure your players are ready to play at the start of their draw. There will also be a skills competition for each division held after the games are completed.
• Novice: Saturday, 9:00 – 12:00
• PeeWee: Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00
• Midget: Saturday, 3:30 – 5:30
• Bantam: Sunday, 9:00 – 12:00
• Tyke / Mini Tyke: Sunday 1:00 – 3:00
Volunteers: for those wanting to help out:
• Friday night set up will start at 5:00 (setting up the walls for the 2 courts);
• We can always use a hand setting up and taking down at the beginning and end of each day, so please feel free to show up at 8:00;
• Sunday afternoon take-down will begin as soon as we finish with the games, at approximately 3:30.
See you this weekend!
The Shamrock Alumni is pleased to once again be hosting the annual John Crowther Memorial alumni game on Friday, April 22 at 7pm at the Q Centre.
Come and see the alumni play against the Jr A Shamrocks, the Intermediate A Shamrocks and against Saanich’s own Midget A team!
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids aged 5-17 and $20 for a family. Any players wearing their minor lacrosse jersey will get in free.
There will also be a 50/50 draw and a game worn Mann Cup Shamrock jersey will be raffled off. Proceeds from the game are used to support lacrosse related charities and activities.
Please come out and enjoy watching many of the Shamrock stars of the past playing in a friendly game and help support lacrosse charities.