Thursday, June 14, 2018

Hill Hosting Weekend Lacrosse, Basketball Events

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by The Hill School.

The Hill School will host two major athletic events over Friday, Saturday and Sunday which could cause increased traffic and parking scarcity in the area around the campus, the school announced Wednesday.

The events are expected to bring a large number of visitors and consumers to town from other cities and states, according to school spokesperson Cathy Skitko.

The Big 4 Lacrosse Tournament will be utilizing The Hill School Far Fields Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 8 to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday from 8:50 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

This is a privately sponsored and produced event that allows high school lacrosse players from schools throughout North America to showcase their skills to college coaches.

Crossover Hoops will be conducting a basketball camp in Hill’s Field House Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to about 6 p.m.

To address issues related to parking, informational flyers are being distributed to homes located on streets adjacent to Hill’s campus; the flyers include phone numbers that residents may call with concerns should they arise.

Hill personnel have been in communication with the borough police department, and two patrolmen will assist with traffic and parking issues so that the event is as welcoming and well-coordinated as possible.

The Hill School is paying the cost of employing those two police officers.

Parking will be available at Hill’s athletics fields; the grass lot at the corner of Beech and Edgewood streets; and the former Edgewood Elementary School lot. 

"The Hill School is renting the former Edgewood School parking lot from the Pottstown School District and greatly appreciates the District’s collaboration in making this possible," according to Skitko.

In addition, the Olivet Boys’ and Girls’ Club/Ricketts Center have approved use of their parking lot. 

Parking also will be provided at Sunnybrook, with a shuttle being provided for guests travelling to and from the lacrosse fields.

Downtown Pottstown restaurants (including Sunnybrook) have been notified about this event so that they are aware of a potential increase in customers.

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