Our friends at Twin Cities Kids Club have partnered up with the Minnesota Swarm to bring you a fun family event on Friday, April 3.
Let me tell you about this event.
But first let me rant for a moment. I was trying to do some digging around about the Minnesota Swarm to help introduce them, but I have decided that sports websites are annoying. All they want to tell you about is tickets and stats.
I actually yelled out, “Who will tell me about the Swarm’s history?” I want to learn more about the team. And the sport. I’m glad that Joy wrote about The Creator’s Game last summer so I knew where I can get a little more information.
Here’s a quick lesson if you don’t know what lacrosse is.
Lacrosse was one of many varieties of indigenous stickball games being played by American Indians at the time of European contact. Almost exclusively a male team sport, it is distinguished from the others, such as field hockey or shinny, by the use of a netted racquet with which to pick the ball off the ground, throw, catch and convey it into or past a goal to score a point. The cardinal rule in all varieties of lacrosse was that the ball, with few exceptions, must not be touched with the hands.
In the words of one of the medical doctors I used to work with, “Lacrosse is the coolest sport ever. When else do you get to carry around a big stick and use it to whip a ball at other guys?”
Wearing helmets and shorts, grown men carry long crosse sticks and try t0 score on the opposing team. In 2004, Minnesota joined the ranks of Major League Lacrosse by adopting the Swarm and dubbing the field at Xcel “the Hive.”
If you haven’t had a chance to see the Swarm, now may be the best time!
Friday, April 3 is Family Night at the Hive. Twin Cities Kids Club is offering 25 kids the opportunity to be a part of LAX Buddies–the pregame experience–if you buy through this link. Plus, your kids get a chance to be on the field when the team is announced and swarms on! How cool is that?
Click here to be able to purchase tickets through Twin Cities Kids Club for $19 (endzone seats) or $25 (sideline seats). That’s 50% off.
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