IMG Lacrosse Academy to host 2012 Sunshine Cup, June 23-24

Bradenton, Fla. (April 4, 2012) – On the heels of announcing the start of a full-time boarding program for lacrosse, the IMG Lacrosse Academy has announced it will host the 2012 Sunshine Cup, June 23-24, on the campus of IMG Academies. This annual event, which is in its sixth year, is part of the Florida United Lacrosse Cup (FULC) series and is expected to feature more than 60 teams from around the state and throughout the Southeast region of the country. Competitive divisions from U-11 through U-19 will be hosted at the event.

“I’m very excited that the Florida United Lacrosse Cup series directors have agreed to collaborate with IMG Academies to bring this high-profile event and so many great young lacrosse players to our campus,” said IMG Lacrosse Academy Director Bill Shatz. "FULC has a tremendous national reputation for sanctioning and operating safe, highly-competitive and well-organized lacrosse tournaments, so it’s a perfect fit for us here at IMG.”

The tournament will follow a single-elimination championship format. Registration will remain open until 12 p.m. on June 10.

For more information on the event, details on Rules and Regulations governing the tournament, or to register, please visit the event web site:

For more information about the IMG Lacrosse Academy, please visit:

About IMG Academies
IMG Academies, a division of IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, is the world’s largest and most advanced multi-sport training and education complex dedicated to developing the TOTAL ATHLETE™. For more than 30 years, IMG Academies has helped countless youth, adult, collegiate and professional athletes reach their full potential in sport and life, by providing expert coaching, tailored programs and world-class facilities within a 450-acre campus.

Today the Bradenton, Fla.-based campus attracts 20,000 athletes from nearly 100 countries annually. The Academies consists of the IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy, IMG Leadbetter Golf Academy and adjacent IMG Academies Golf & Country Club, IMG Madden Football Academy, IMG Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse and Soccer academies – all supported by the IMG Pendleton School and IMG Performance Institute’s multi-faceted training disciplines. IMG Academies also conducts camps, clinics and events year-round, while providing support to teams and federations around the world. Find more info at
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