Cedar Lane Regional Park celebrates its 100th tournament this weekend and profits from the event will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. Here are the details:
CEDAR LANE REGIONAL PARK CELEBRATES 100TH TOURNAMENT
WITH WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
Park Plans to Use the Occasion to Focus on What’s at the Heart of Veteran’s Day
Bel Air, MD, November 17, 2014 – Cedar Lane Regional Park (CLRP) is celebrating its landmark 100th tournament the weekend of November 22-23, 2014, in conjunction with November’s various Veteran’s Day events. To celebrate this achievement, CLRP is teaming up with the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). Profits from the tournament will benefit the organization, which is nationally recognized for its focus on veterans and service members who were wounded during their duty.
The 100th tournament is a significant milestone for the Park, with Cedar Lane Regional Park having produced a tournament every 3.1 weeks since its inaugural season in 2008. This tournament also comes during the season that has seen the installation of a new state-of-the-art video scoreboard donated by University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health. Cedar Lane Regional Park attracts more than 500,000 attendees each year, with an economic impact to Harford County of more than $35 million annually.
Since its beginning in 2003, the WWP has worked to bring awareness to and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members. This is done by focusing on four key areas of a wounded veteran’s life: mind, body, economic empowerment and engagement. As of 2012, WWP has provided approximately $22 million in benefits to its participating service members.
Creating a sense of community is core to the WWP, and community has been key to the success of Cedar Lane Regional Park. The partnership for the tournament is a natural fit for both organizations, according to John McHugh, executive director of Cedar Land Sports Foundation.
“We have always understood the importance of community and enlisted the help and support of like-minded organizations,” said McHugh “Veterans and service men and women are a large part of our thriving community in Harford County. We are proud to support our veterans through this partnership.”
Several promotions will be run for the tournament. The first 100 teams to donate to the WWP prior to the start of the tournament will earn $100 off their 2015 entry fees. There will also be giveaways to all tournament attendees throughout the weekend.
About Cedar Lane Regional Park
Cedar Lane Regional Park, located at 1100 Cedar Lane in Harford County, is a thriving venue of 13 sports fields that support youth lacrosse, soccer, field hockey, rugby and football. Cedar Lane Regional Park hosts 19 major tournaments each year, attracting more than half a million visitors. The facility is host to 15 leagues in soccer and lacrosse, including the U.S Soccer Academy League, the U.S. Youth Soccer Association Region 1, Colonial and Pre-Academy Leagues, as well as the U.S. Women’s Lacrosse championships. In addition, Cedar Lane Regional Park hosts local high school sports, adult sports leagues, and sports camps and clinics. Since opening in 2008, the facility has had an economic impact of nearly $185 million on the County. For more information, visit www.cedarlanesports.org