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25th Annual
Hopewell Valley Invitational Boy’s Lacrosse Tournament

Saturday, May 20th
Sunday, May 21st


Game Day Information

We look forward to welcoming you the Hopewell Valley Invitational. In advance of the tournament we wanted to remind you about a few items.

 

Location

  • The tournament is being held at The Athletic Fields at Timberlane in Pennington, NJ. The site is ideally laid out and keeps everyone close together and near the fields.
  • You can find the fields with Google Maps by using: 289 Pennington Titusville Rd, Pennington NJ 08534
  • For those of you playing on Saturday, the town of Pennington is holding its annual Pennington Day celebration in the downtown area. We strongly suggest that you approach our site from Rt 31 and not try to drive through downtown (Main St. or Delaware Avenue) since the downtown area will be blocked off throughout the day.

 

Parking

  • Please Car Pool!! Please park your vehicles as neatly and as space efficient as possible to allow everyone to get into the parking areas. On the attached field map, please see the areas that have been allocated for parking. We anticipate using the designated additional parking lots, if you see a lot full sign please proceed to those designated areas.
  • The primary lot near the center of the fields.
  • There is parking here for cars and vans but buses will not be able to park here. In the corner of the lot nearest field #2 a number of spaces have been reserved and clearly marked for handicapped parking. Please respect these spaces and those having the need to park there.
  • This lot is likely to fill up and because of traffic flow, once this area is full we will not allow later arrivals to "drop off" in this area. We will have volunteers directing traffic throughout the lot in order to keep traffic moving. You will need to go to the Timberlane Parking Lots.
  • Please follow the directions of the volunteers, in particular, if you are directed to park along the side of the driveway please park nose in where this is indicated in order to create the most parking capacity in this area.
  • There are additional lots shown on the map that are accessible from South Timberline Dr. These lots provide access to the fields from the back side of the venue and it is only a short walk to the center of the field area. If you have a significant amount of equipment to move from these lots, please ask the volunteer for assistance and we may be able to dispatch a utility cart.
  • Cars will not be allowed to park along Pennington-Titusville Rd or other streets. Please avoid the aggravation of a ticket by using the parking lots. We have a very enthusiastic police department.

 

Other Site Information

  • Team tents may be set up ONLY in the area marked on the map. Under no circumstances will tents be allowed behind or immediately adjacent to any field.
  • The Upper Fields along the driveway, the Baseball Field and Softball Field are OFF LIMITS; please inform your players, coaches and fans that under no circumstances can anyone access those areas for any reason.
  • Please ask your players to not play catch around the team tent area. Also, we would suggest that players not leave sticks or other valuable equipment unattended in the tent area while they are playing games. Hopewell Valley Lacrosse is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  • You will see on the map a central location marked with a headquarters tent. We would ask that a coach or manager come by and check in when you have arrived. Additionally, copies of the game schedule may be picked up and will reflect any last minute changes.
  • An emergency medical technician (EMT) will be at the headquarters tent. If help is needed please come to or send someone to the tent.
  • Sidelines on the map which are marked "Teams" are for teams only. All spectators should be on the opposite side of the field.
  • We will have protective fencing up behind the endlines. When you are walking with your teams to the fields, please keep your entire team outside the fencing. Also, please ask your parents to not stand along the endlines. Many of them have not yet been hit by a lacrosse ball and haven't learned the consequences.
  • There is plenty of area near/adjacent to fields for use in warming up. Please do NOT warm up in/near team tent area.
  • Please ask your team to clean up the area around their sideline after the game, especially empty drink bottles. There will be plenty of trash cans near the fields.

 

Food / Concessions

  • Buzzetta’s Festival Foods will be running food concessions this year with an assorted menu of hot and cold foods, drinks, etc. and will be open the entire day.
  • No Barbeques, open flames, or cooking devices of any type are permitted.
  • Please help cleanâ€Âup your own site. This is a volunteer run tournament. Trash bags are available at the Main Tent.
  • Tents, Chairs, Tables…etc. should not be positioned behind an end line of any field during the course of the tournament. We don’t want to see anyone injured.
  • Hopewell Valley Lacrosse tournament t-shirts will be on sale at the main HQ tent, and we will be taking team pre-orders this year.
  • Universal Lacrosse will have lacrosse equipment & apparel for sale.
  • ALCOHOL IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Please be mindful that this is a youth sporting event.