SAN DIEGO – April 24, 2023 – The 2023 World Lacrosse Men’s Championship – the sport’s premier international men’s competition that will be held in San Diego this summer – proudly announced today that Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego has been named presenting sponsor of the upcoming event.
The 2023 World Lacrosse Men’s Championship presented by Rady Children’s Hospital will feature 30 national teams from six continents, and will take place June 21 to July 1. The San Diego 2023 Organizing Committee – chaired by Joe Tsai, owner of the National Lacrosse League’s San Diego Seals – is committed to bettering the community through health, wellness and athletics.
“Given our platform with this event to positively impact the lives of San Diegans, I could think of no better partner than Rady Children’s Hospital,” said Tsai. “Rady Children’s is a global leader in pediatric care and has placed significant emphasis on the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children here in our great city, across the U.S. and beyond.”
“This partnership represents a huge boost for our upcoming men’s world championship, which will be a great celebration of lacrosse in what is now a hotbed for the sport,” said World Lacrosse CEO Jim Scherr. “Thanks to the incredible support from Rady Children’s Hospital and the strong local organizing committee, our rapidly increasing popularity and global expansion will be on display as we enter the final stage of our bid for inclusion in the 2028 Olympic Games.”
Rady Children’s is the largest children’s hospital on the West Coast, and ranked among the nation’s best children’s hospitals in ten pediatric specialties, including No. 1 in the West in orthopedics and cardiology. While the hospital serves its primary communities of San Diego, Imperial and southern Riverside counties, its reputation has also attracted patients from Europe, the Middle East, Latin American and the Pacific Rim.
“At our core, we’re dedicated to bettering the lives of children and their families,” said Steve Jennings, senior vice president & chief external affairs officer. “The national and global footprint of the 2023 World Lacrosse Men’s Championship, coupled with the incredible inspiration this event will have for the children we care for, made this an attractive partnership. We’re honored to present the world championship here in our hometown of San Diego.”
In the coming months, the San Diego 2023 Organizing Committee will announce several enrichment and fundraising programs that help support the hospital’s mission.
The 11-day event begins on Wednesday, June 21 at San Diego State University’s new state-of-the-art Snapdragon Stadium with the opening game between the United States and Canada, followed by the Opening Ceremony. For championship information and a schedule of events, visit WorldLax2023.com.
About the 2023 World Lacrosse Men’s Championship
The World Lacrosse Men’s Championship is a quadrennial event featuring the top men’s field lacrosse teams competing for a world championship title. First conducted in 1967, the championship has been held all over the world and includes participating nations from each of the five continental regions. In 2023, the event will take place in San Diego, marking the first World Lacrosse championship set in California. Overseen by World Lacrosse and hosted by the San Diego 2023 Organizing Committee, the championship will be staged from June 21-July 1 at San Diego State University and the University of San Diego.
About Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is the largest children’s hospital on the West Coast and one of the nation’s top pediatric health care systems. Consistently ranked in all ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News and World Report, Rady Children’s includes a 511-bed pediatric hospital that serves as the largest provider of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, southern Riverside and Imperial counties. Rady Children’s is the only health system in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric health care and is the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center. Rady Children’s is a nonprofit organization that relies on donations to support its mission. For more information, visit rchsd.org and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Vimeo.