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Forty Teams Play in the 2017 Armed Forces Day Jamboree!!!

On Saturday May 20, 2017 forty boys’ youth lacrosse teams gathered at DiCaprio Park in Guilderland, New York for the ninth annual Armed Forces Day Jamboree.  Teams from around the Northeast played in 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, and 7th/8th grade divisions in the event hosted by Guilderland Youth Lacrosse.  In addition to the great lacrosse action on the field, the players, and their families and fans enjoyed a festival setting which included food and merchandise vendors and more.

Participating organizations included:

  • Averill Park
  • Columbia
  • Saratoga
  • Baldwinsville
  • Glens Falls
  • Scotia
  • Ballston Spa
  • Guilderland
  • Shenendehowa
  • BC Bandits
  • Liverpool
South Glens Falls
  • Bethlehem
  • North Colonie
  • South Shore Thunder
  • Burnt Hills
  • Queensbury
  • Upstate Arrows
  • Camillus Wild
  • Renegades
  • Voorheesville

For more information visit: Armed Forces Day Jamboree

For pics from the event, check out our gallery below:

About Armed Forces Day:

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days.

The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense.

Gary Govel
Gary has been involved in lacrosse in the Capital District for over 35 years as a player, youth coach, program administrator, parent, and fan. Gary launched in November 2015 to report on lacrosse news and information of interest to the region, and to share his passion for the game. In addition to operating this site and associated social media, Gary is also a contributor to Inside Lacrosse.