The Canton Tournament is a benefit event raising money for the Melissa Rose Kradin foundation and the family of Tom Gunning, the late President of Canton Youth Lacrosse. Rick and Audrey Kradin created the Foundation in memory of their daughter, Melissa Rose, who passed away in 1998 at the age of 12 after a two-year battle with a malignant brain tumor. This foundation works together with the Cam Neeley Foundation to fund research activities to advance the treatment of childhood cancers and to provide support to the families of critically ill children.
When is the tournament?
Friday, June 10, Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12.
What is the format?
This is a competitive event with four games on Saturday, followed by semi-final and final games on Sunday. Each team will play between four and six games. Only teams that qualify move on to Sunday's games.
Who can play and how are the teams formed?
The tournament is optional and is for U11, U13 and U15 players. Any player that would like to volunteer can sign up. Each town sends one "blended team," that consists of a pool of players. A different mix of players will play during each game but it is the success of them all that qualifies the team for the Sunday semi-finals and finals.
Check your availability against the tournament schedule below, then complete the 2016 MRK SIGN UP FORM ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE WEBSITE. You will be assigned to games by the age group coordinators who are listed below. Please note that not all requests can be accommodated. You are expected to be at games you are assigned to, please notify the age group coordinator well in advance if you can not make an assigned game. The deadline for sign up is Friday, June 3.
U15 Coordinator - Eric Arnold U13 Coordinator - Paul DeMaio
U11 Coordinator - Micah Pollack
Schedule and Locations (Note: the two locations are ~ 10 minutes apart!)
Windsor Woods Fields - 1 Windsor Woods Lane, Canton, MA
Canton High School Memorial Grass- 900 Washington St, Canton, MA (grass field behind the Turf) Canton High School Turf - 900 Washington St, Canton, MA
PLEASE NOTE THAT GAME TIMES ARE ESTIMATES- WE DO NOT HAVE THE FINAL GAME SCHEDULE!!!
Sat. 8:00AM (Canton High School Turf)
Sat. 8:00AM (Windsor Woods 1)
Fri. 5:30PM (Windsor Woods 2)
Sat. 10:30AM (Canton High School Memorial- Grass)
Sat. 10:30AM (Canton High School- Turf)
Sat. 9:15AM (Canton High School Memorial- Grass)
Sat. 1:00PM (Canton High School Memorial- Grass)
Sat. 2:15PM (Windsor Woods 1)
Sat. 11:45AM (Windsor Woods 1)
Sat. 3:30PM (Canton High School Memorial- Grass)
Sat. 4:45PM (Windsor Woods 1)
Sat. 2:15PM (Canton High School Memorial- Grass)
Sun. 08:00AM (TBD)
Sun. 9:15AM (TBD)
Sun. 10:45AM (TBD)
Sun. 12:30PM (TBD)
Sun. 2:00PM (TBD)
Sun. 3:30PM (TBD)
For questions, please contact your age group coordinator.