The Hanover Lions “Byrne Cup”
Twin State All-Star Lacrosse Games will be played this year on
on Sat., June 25, 2016, at Hanover HS, in Hanover, NH.
The Girls’ game will begin at 12:30 PM
and the Boys’ game will begin at 3 PM
This year’s event for the boys will be the 24th consecutive all-star contest, and the girls will play in their 21st consecutive game. All participants are graduated/graduating seniors chosen by their respective coaches´ associations as outstanding players from their respective states of Vermont and New Hampshire. Players from schools that do not play within the guidelines set by each state´s interscholastic athletic body are not eligible. In the past, the contests between traditional rivals Vermont and New Hampshire have produced some great competition and exciting moments.
The Games are sponsored by the Hanover (NH) Lions Club, and all net proceeds will go toward funding charities and programs the Lions support. Several private, individual donors have graciously contributed significant donations of money or time, and several businesses have generously purchased advertising in the program to help reduce the cost of the Tournament to the players, and the Hanover Lions wish to publicly thank those sponsors and advertisers. Also, the Lions would like to thank the two states´ coaches´ associations and all the volunteer helpers for their efforts in making the event possible.
As in the past, this year’s event will be dedicated to the memory of Vin Fucile, founder of the All-Star Games and owner of Forth N Goal sports of Middlebury, VT, who passed away unexpectedly in 1997. In addition, in honor of The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, a philanthropic entity who supports and donates to many charitable, non-profit and other worthwhile causes throughout the Upper Valley and beyond, and a major donor/sponsor/supporter of the Twin State All-Star Lacrosse Games, we will award the 4th annual Byrne Cup Trophy to the winning teams, both boys and girls (one trophy each), of this All-Star event. These trophies will be awarded following each game, the cups will be inscribed with each year’s winning state and game score, and will be kept in custodial care by the Hanover Lions.
2015´s games resulted in the VT Boys winning for the first time since 1995, 15-14 and the NH Girls besting the VT Girls 21-9.
The team rosters, as they develop, will be posted on this website; they will be continuously updated as players register, and be substantially finalized, hopefully, by June 11. You are encouraged to monitor the rosters online as they develop.
ONE SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE WITH THIS YEAR’S EVENT IS THAT THERE WILL BE NO ADMISSION CHARGE. HOWEVER, SINCE THE EVENT IS A CHARITABLE FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR THE COMMUNITY CAUSES THE LIONS SUPPORT, WE WOULD CERTAINLY ENCOURAGE AND ACCEPT DONATIONS IN LIEU OF AN ADMISSION CHARGE, IF SPECTATORS ARE SO INCLINED. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.
If you have any questions, or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Star Johnson, Event Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 603-643-3942.