Ski Town Shoot Out members thank town |

Ski Town Shoot Out members thank town

Submitted by Jeff Brzoska,

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 11th Ski Town Shoot Out in Park City two weekends ago. The festival hosted 96 teams with over 1,700 players. There were 485 games played, starting Thursday night and ending Saturday evening.

The opening ceremonies on Friday were a highlight as usual. The event started off with some motivation, and announcing the teams was Jim Beardmore — a living lacrosse legend. Continuing, fans heard inspirational words from ex-NFL player, Utah native, multi-sport athlete, and businessman John Madsen. Closing things out, Dan Schmidt, who is a do-it-all person in the lacrosse community, reminded the hundreds in attendance what makes the Ski Town Shoot Out special by conducting the Running of the Balls.

The organizers would like to offer a special thank you to everyone who made the opening ceremonies amazing as always — Mike O’Malley, Dan Schmidt, John Madsen, Jim Beardmore, DJ Chris, Boy Scout Troop 71 and Ben Haslam.

The organizers truly hope everyone who took part in the Ski Town Shoot Out had a great time. There are countless hours of work that go into making the event happen and the Shoot Out would like to recognize and thank those individuals and businesses who went above and beyond to make this event happen — Niki Harding, Collin Madsen, Cheree Stout, Jeff Brzoska, Celeste Harding, Karen Keefe, Jim Brandon, Sam Garcia, David Bicker, Chris Nielson, Tanger Outlet, Jupiter Bowl, Skullcandy, Utah Olympic Park and Newpark Resort and Hotel.

All criticism, suggestions and appreciation are being received and preparation for next year is underway. Each year, the Shoot Out strives to make the event better and looks forward to making next year’s Shoot Out the best yet.

On behalf of the Ski Town Shoot Out Committee of the Utah Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse, thank you everybody and thank you Park City.