The Town of Oyster Bay will host the Battle at Bethpage, a college lacrosse celebration, at Bethpage High School on Sunday, May 7 at 1:00 p.m., according to Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph S. Saladino. The event will feature two outstanding teams, the Duke University “Blue Devils” squaring off against the Boston University “Terriers.”
“Lacrosse on Long Island is incredibly popular, and here in the Town of Oyster Bay, we are proud to partner with the Bethpage Educational Foundation and the Bethpage School District and bring to our facilities this high level collegiate lacrosse contest,” Supervisor Saladino said. “The two featured colleges are known for their academic and athletic excellence. This is sure to be a hard-fought game between collegiate powers, and I believe that seeing these premiere teams in action may inspire the Town’s young lacrosse players to further their education through athletics.”
General admission tickets to the Battle of Bethpage will be available on game day at the field with proceeds going to the Bethpage Educational Foundation, Inc. Donation for adults will be $10 and Children 12 and under will be $5. Attendees are also being asked to bring two cans of food to help support Island Harvest as part of the “LAX Fights Hungers” initiative.
Supervisor Saladino said he is already looking forward to the game. “The event is set to be a great experience for the players and fans are sure to have fun rooting for their teams,” Supervisor Saladino said. “I expect those in attendance will appreciate the opportunity to see these outstanding college teams compete locally. It also is a tremendous source of pride that these high level teams will compete at our local facilities, which are among the finest in the Nation. I hope to see everyone at the game.”