HOCKLEY, TEXAS — At least 46 girls lacrosse teams from across Texas are slated to battle it out during the Burning Flower tournament at Zube Park, Dec. 5-6, 2020.
The tournament, which is held in honor of the late 13-year-old Julia Marie Briggs, a former Cy-Fair Iron Maiden player who suddenly and very unexpectedly passed away from a very rare and aggressive cancer, mediastinal lymphoma.
According to the organization, in Julia’s memory the lacrosse team partners with Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap’s office to collect new stuffed animals for children in crisis. Before passing, it was Julia’s efforts to collect for donation to the local police departments to give to children to hold for comfort in times of crisis.
Anyone wishing to donate new stuffed animals may drop them off at the tournament, or deliver them to Precinct 5’s Command Station, at 17423 Katy Freeway, during regular business hours.
“Some of the ladies that have played at the tournament in previous years have gone on to have successful college careers as well as international success for the country,” said Curtis Helfrich, the Iron Maidens’ youth division vice president.
The tournament will consist of the following divisions:
Burning Flower Tournament Divisions
• High School Varsity (Division 1 and Division 2). 17 Teams registered to play.
• High School Junior Varsity. 7 teams registered to play.
• Middle School 7th & 8th grade. 15 teams registered to play.
• Middle School 5th & 6th grade. 7 teams registered to play.
Team counts are as of Nov. 26, 2020. Teams are from Dallas, Austin, and from around the Houston area.
Where is the Burning Flower Girls Lacrosse Tournament?
The annual Burning Flower Girls Lacrosse Tournament is located at Zube Park, 17560 Roberts Road, Hockley, TX 77447, on Dec. 5-6, 2020.