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Storm Holds Successful Clinic

11/04/2003, 11:05am EST
By National Lacrosse League

The Anaheim Storm held their first-ever 'Preview and Play' day this past weekend at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. The event saw more than 65 kids taking part in the STX/Commonwealth Lacrosse Clinic on the arena turf.

The clinic, which coincided with the Storm's first training camp, was the first opportunity for both the public and media to take a look at Southern California's newest professional team in action.

As for the boys and girls ages youth to high school that took part in the clinic, NLL veteran forward and clinic director Brian O'Keefe felt that the entire event was a huge success.

'We gave the kids instruction and educated them on the difference between box lacrosse and the field lacrosse,' O'Keefe continued. 'We were really glad to see just how much interest they showed towards the indoor game.'

Storm teammate and 12-year veteran defender Gordon Purdie concurred with O'Keefe thoughts on how much effort and skill the kids of Southern California showed.

'It was great to see how good the skill level of the kids were and just how much they knew about both the sport and specifically the indoor game which makes it exciting for us," Purdie said.

The Storm are planning other community events as they gear up for their inaugural season. For more information visit www.anaheimstorm.com.

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