Lake Placid Lacrosse Gets High Marks for Economic Impact

A new report from the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism says Lake Placid’s Lacrosse tournament which started as a weekend event 26 years ago has now taken its place among Lake Placid’s annual leaders in economic impact. ROOST says it estimates $4.8 million in direct spending over the Aug. 3rd through 9th period in the region…

Lake Placid Lacrosse Tournament Organizer George Leveille says “Many of their participants come back year after year,” and he continues by saying “As they begin to age, their families get bigger, more family members play in the event, and more and more folks are making this a vacation event, with a growing number staying the entire week.”

Ashley Gersuk, CEO of Summit Lacrosse Ventures says “They anticipate their 27th Summit Classic to again be an exceptional celebration of lacrosse,” and Gersuk continues by saying “We anticipate the youth classic to quickly become a well-attended week-day tournament, and will open our window of opportunity to lacrosse players of all ages – from first grade girls and boys, to age 60-plus adults.

ROOST president Jim McKenna says “Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse athletes and their families and friends represent a valuable group of dedicated destination ambassadors for Lake Placid, as well as a varied age demographic that will only be expanded with the addition of the new youth event being introduced in 2016,”