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Harvest Lacrosse Announces Parternship with Rochester Knighthawks

Harvest Lacrosse, in conjunction with the Rochester Knighthawks, are launching their first ever Upstate Winter Shootout. The local USBOXLA-sanctioned tournament, which will look to feature teams from throughout the region and Canada, will take place from Saturday, February 3rd to Sunday, February 4th.

“We are extremely excited for this opportunity to partner with the Knighthawks,” said Harvest program director and coach Grant Catalino. "We are two like-minded organizations that share the vision of making a difference in the Rochester lacrosse community. Coming together, through this partnership, is a great way to build new relationships that will help influence and develop future student-athletes. The Knighthawks have been a staple in the local sports community for many years, and we are thrilled to have this opportunity.”

With both box programs located in the Rochester area, where box lacrosse is growing; Harvest Lacrosse and the Knighthawks are partnering to host the first ever USBOXLA-sanctioned winter event.

“I’m excited about partnering with Harvest Lacrosse,” said Knighthawks academy director Brad Gillies. “Harvest has a great reputation in the area, and will provide great support for the tournament. With our two organizations working together, I believe this tournament will be a success.”

The Knighthawks will provide marketing, support and teams for the Upstate Winter Shootout. The games will be held at Your Sports Depot (YSD) in Macedon, NY on Saturday, Feb. 3 and Sunday, Feb. 4. Select Sunday contests will also be hosted at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena.

“As box lacrosse continues to grow in the United States, it is important to provide opportunities for players and teams to compete,” said Catalino. “We are confident that in partnering with the Knighthawks, we are going to be able to provide a first-class event. We see a ton of value in having a box tournament this winter here in Rochester. Being located so close to Canada, it seems like a natural fit for our community.”

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Harvest Box Lacrosse Program
This year Harvest will have box teams at the 7th/8th grade level (Bantams) and at the 9th/10th grade level (Midgets). More information will be coming shortly about the Harvest winter box program, so stay tuned!

About the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks and their Jr. Knighthawks programs are dedicated to spreading box lacrosse in the Rochester area. In the summer of 2017, the Knighthawks ran their first ever tournament, the Upstate Invitational. Teams came from all over New York state, and as far away as Ontario, Canada.