Buffalo, NY – July 15, 2017
For the 16th year, fans of National Lacrosse League will face off against each other for charity at the Fann Cup Tournament. This traveling event rotates locations every year. Fann Cup returns to Buffalo on Saturday, July 15th at the Buffalo Riverworks complex at 395 Ganson St., with the host team being the Bandits Brigade. Participants will be traveling from Toronto, Chicago, Philadelphia, Rochester, Minnesota, and Montreal to celebrate the sport of lacrosse and raise funds for local charitable organizations. The charities that will benefit this year are Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, Dog Tags New York, and Western New York Lacrosse.
The event started as a pick-up game between Toronto and Rochester NLL fans, but quickly grew to an annual tournament with as much as 150 amateur player participants, and has raised almost $100,000 since its inception.
The opening ceremonies for the tournament will be at 8am, and run until approximately 5:30pm. The event is free to public spectators. In addition, there will be both basket and silent auctions, a Native American Smoke Dance, lacrosse player appearances, vendors, and other activities to raise charity funds. For more information, visit the Fann Cup site at https://www.fanncuplacrosse.com, or email [email protected].
FANN CUP is a charity lacrosse tournament played by the fans of the NLL (National Lacrosse League). It all started when a group of Toronto Rock fans played a pickup game in the summer of 2002. After a gathering, they decided it would be a good idea to challenge the fans of the Rochester Knighthawks to a friendly game of lacrosse. In a few short weeks, the inaugural FANN Cup was played in Toronto, in August 2002. It immediately became an annual event hosted in alternate cities. Since then, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Minnesota have joined the tournament representing a total of 10 teams. In 15 editions of the tournament, over $85,000was raised for various charities in our local communities. For more information, visitwww.fanncup.com.