WHAT: Second Annual World's Largest Outdoor Lacrosse Party
WHO: Jacksonville University Men's Lacrosse vs. Major League Lacrosse All-Stars
CAUSE: Nemours Children's Specialty Care
WHERE: D.B. Milne Field, Jacksonville University
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 27
GATES OPEN: 5 p.m.
GAME STARTS: 7 p.m.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The World's Largest Outdoor Lacrosse Party returns to the First Coast! Jacksonville University Men's Lacrosse will face off with 22 of the best players in Major League Lacrosse for a charity exhibition Friday, Oct. 27 at Jacksonville's D.B. Milne Field. A special event unlike any other in northeast Florida, the WLOLP will serve as a community celebration of lacrosse and a chance to showcase the Dolphins under second-year head coach – and current MLL goalkeeper for the Rochester Rattlers – John Galloway.
"There are not many chances the state of Florida gets to see the best players in the world live in action," stated Galloway. "This October 27th, Jacksonville University will host 22 of the best players in the MLL to scrimmage our JU men's lacrosse program in a charity exhibition to raise money for the Nemours Children's Specialty Care in downtown Jacksonville."
Proceeds of the event will benefit Nemours Children's Specialty Care in Jacksonville and the JU men's lacrosse program. Nemours works with Wolfson Children's Hospital, University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, UF Health/Shands Hospital, and Mayo Clinic Florida to provide life-changing care for children, from newborns to age 18, with common and complex conditions.
"The World's Largest Outdoor Lacrosse Party, which will be played on the eve of the Florida-Georgia football game, will highlight pro player autograph opportunities, live music, children's bounce houses, and a VIP biergarten to provide unlimited access to the action. This is the best lacrosse festival the state of Florida has to offer," Galloway added.
"We look forward to having the Florida community out to enjoy the festivities and help support all that Nemours has done for the city of Jacksonville!"
Among the pro players, fans will have the opportunity to see four-time Major League Lacrosse All-Star and three-time All-America Joel White, All-Star and three-time All-America Randy Staats, two-time All-Star and 2014 national champion and Most Outstanding Player Jordan Wolf, and All-America and 2015 ESPY-nominated for Best Play Blaze Riorden.
The party begins at 5 pm and the game is set for a 7 pm faceoff.
There are a variety of ways to partake in the event, including many to get up close and personal with players from both teams, and even an opportunity to play against professionals!
The ticket prices are as follows, where all tickets $30 and over include access to sideline seating in Adirondack chairs:
Free – JU Students/Faculty/Staff with JU ID
General Admission ($10) – Admission to the Jacksonville University vs. MLL All-Stars Game.
VIP Access ($30) – Admission to Jacksonville University vs. MLL All-Stars Game. Sideline seating (subject to availability). Access to beer garden.
Win the Day Game ($88) – 5th quarter game. Play against MLL All-Stars. Limited to first 20 registrations. Excludes high schoolers due to NCAA regulations. Includes VIP Access.
Honorary Game Day Captain ($100) – Be a captain and join the teams for the coin toss. Limited to first five registrations. Includes VIP Access.
Sponsor a Keg ($200) – Sponsor a keg for the World's Largest Lacrosse Party! Includes VIP Access.
Professional All Star Coach ($500) – Coach the professionals! Limited to first four registrations. Includes VIP Access.
For all packages $88 and more, the $30 event admission is not counted toward a tax-deductible gift. VIP Access increases to $40 on game day.
Gates open – 5 pm; JU vs. MLL All-Stars – 7 pm