Wednesday, July 16, 2008

JAX at Tualatin Hills Party in the Park

PORTLAND, July 14, 2008 - The Portland LumberJax are about to take their indoor lacrosse game outdoors for a giant party in the park. On Saturday, July 26th, Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District (THPRD) will host its third annual Party in the Park from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at its Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex on 158th and Walker Road in Beaverton. The Annual Party in the Park is THPRD's biggest community event of the year and is FREE to the public.

Jax goalie and Community Relations Director Dallas Eliuk and other members of the team will be on hand from 12-3 p.m. to hold lacrosse clinics, sign autographs, and mingle with fans. Clinics will last approximately 40-minutes and will involve an introduction to the game, light demonstration and plenty of time for interaction. At the conclusion of the clinic, there will be ample time for autograph seekers. Clinics will run from 12-12:40, 1-1:40 and 2-2:40.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own lacrosse sticks, but the Jax will also have sticks for participants to use.

"Lacrosse continues to be the fastest growing sports in the United State", said Eliuk. "It's always fun to interact with kids who bring such excitement to the game."

In addition to the Jax lacrosse clinic, Party in the Park features a full day of giant inflatables, arts and crafts, music and entertainment, sports and other clinics and demonstrations.

"Party in the Park has quickly become a major summertime event in the Beaverton area, one that people can really look forward to," said THPRD superintendent of Programs and Special Activities Lisa Novak. "With even more activities this year, we think it will get even bigger."

Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning about 50 square miles and serving more than 200,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational and educational opportunities for people of all ages.

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