The Turkey Lacrosse Open 2013 (TLO13) in Alnaya, Turkey, brought to you by the Turkey Lacrosse Association, is proud to announce our partnership with a European Blood Cancer Charity, LimeGreen Lacrosse. In support of this great organization, the officiating crews for the men’s and women’s tournaments will wear a special LimeGreen and Black officials jersey during some of the events. These special edition uniforms will be worn on the evening of September 23rd and 24th during the TLO13 Beach Lacrosse Fun Tournament sponsored by RED BULL Turkey. The Beach Lacrosse tournament will be held in the harbour of Alanya, Turkey’s city center. This location is in the heart of Alanya on the Mediterranean Sea where all the restaurants, bars, clubs, and stores are located.
The officiating crew will also wear the special edition LimeGreen uniforms during the women’s and men’s All Star games on Friday night, September 27th. The All Star games will be under lights at Oba Stadium, home of the pro soccer club Alanyaspor, with a seating capacity of 15,000. The LimeGreen officiating uniforms will also be worn during the men’s and women’s championship games on Saturday, September 28th. Again, these games will be played under lights at Oba Stadium with the Mayor and other government officials in attendance, with the Mayor handing out the awards to all teams after the finals.
Simon Krause of LimeGreen stated, “We are extremely proud and pleased to be part of the Turkey Lacrosse Open and the first major tournament in Turkey’s history.” He continued, “Anytime we can help those countries who are still developing the sport of lacrosse goes without words and to also educate players, fans, and spectators about Blood Cancer and create more of an awareness makes these type of events even more powerful.”
I am one for causes that go beyond ourselves and having LimeGreen partner with our event is truly a right fit. This will showcase to the Turkish community that our organization and sport goes far beyond the playing fields. We need to make an impact on our community.
LimeGreen Lacrosse is an European non-profit organization based in Germany that combines the fight against blood cancer with improving and growing the sport of lacrosse. Check them out at http://www.limegreen-lacrosse.de or their blog here on LAS and even like their Facebook page