There’s a new event in the works for Summer 2014 which could bridge the gap between The end of the two Lake Placid Horse Shows just after Independence Day, and IRONMAN Lake Placid. Twigs McGlinn and Stuart Helmsley made the announcement on behalf of The Lake Placid Soccer Center during October’s Town of North Elba board meeting During the meeting they discussed their plans to organize a Soccer Tournament mid July along the same lines as Rugby weekend and Summit Lacrosse.. McGlinn is one of the founders of the Lake Placid Soccer Center.. He says after 37 years, the situation has changed enough for them to he and Helmsley to focus on adding the tournament back to the schedule of events in Lake Placid each summer. Helmsley says he sees the event bringing people back year after year and the timing of the tournament is designed to fill a gap in the summer athletic schedule.
The Town of North Elba gave their conceptual support in the form of a quick resolution showing their support behind the project. Stuart and Twig will still have to go in front of the Village board in a few weeks to present the schedule, The school board will be involved as they own some of the fields..
Town Supervisor Robi Politi added that the board is happy to donate their fields provided funds raised are donated to promote youth athletics in the community or some other public service but that the town does charge Rugby and Lacrosse for use of the fields, although it’s not a tremendous amount of money because of their commercial status. No name for the tournament yet, but Helmsley says they may bring back “Dawn To Dark”
On Monday (10/23) The Village of Lake Placid took up a letter from the two organizers and through a unanimous resolution added their support for the event. Helmsley says they plan to make all of the proceeds go towards supporting youth athletics in Lake Placid.