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Youth Lacrosse, Motorsports Highlight Busy Sports Tourism Weekend

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Erie, Pa:  The Erie Sports Commission will host and support five events in Erie County, Pa. this weekend, highlighted by a major youth lacrosse tournament and the regional debut of a nationally-renowned motorsports event.

Gem City Lacrosse – July 9-11, ERIEBANK Sports Park
More than 60 youth lacrosse teams from across the Midwest will compete in this nationally-touring event, hosted by Lax Bash Tournaments. Competition begins at 8 a.m. each day. Lax Bash will host its first college showcase in Erie as part of the tournament, with more than 30 colleges committed to recruit on site. The showcase begins at 9 a.m. on July 9 at Mercyhurst University’s Saxon Stadium.

Formula DRIFT Round 4: BORDERLANDS – July 9-10, Lake Erie Speedway
*For media inquiries, please contact AJ Anderson, Formula DRIFT on-site media manager: (312) 550-3185
Recognized as the leading international drifting championship, Formula DRIFT will see more than 32 Formula DRIFT PRO Championship drivers competing through elimination and head-to-head brackets. Tickets are on sale now for both Friday and Saturday. For complete schedule and information visit

Don’t Give Up the Disc Beach Ultimate – July 10-11, Presque Isle State Park Beach 11
Erie Ultimate League Enterprises will host its annual coed 4v4 beach ultimate Frisbee event on Beach 11. Games will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday, continuing through 3:30 p.m. each day.

PA B.A.S.S. Nation State Tournament – July 10, Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay
Anglers from across Pennsylvania will compete for a spot on the PA B.A.S.S. Nation state team.

PA B.A.S.S. Nation Team Trail Event – July 11, Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay
Teams of two can participate in the third team trail tournament hosted by PA B.A.S.S. Nation in 2021. Anglers launch at 6:30 a.m. from the Marina Bay Launch at Presque Isle State Park and return for weigh-ins at 2:30 p.m.