More than 55 teams competed in the largest King of the Hill tournament at on Saturday.
The stands were packed with more than 2,500 people in attendance to watch 1,100 lacrosse players battle on the field. The Hills sixth grade boys were the champions of the Tiger Division and 11 champions were named overall.
Event commissioner Eric Geringswald said the event brought a sense of unity among the players, fans and volunteers.
"(It was the) easiest one in terms of having stuff flow because we were well prepared and had a lot of help to carry out the day," Geringswald said. "It is wonderful to see that we had volunteers representing our kindergarteners through our rising seniors," he said. "What a great sense of community when (kids and parents) are helping out. This event started in 2004 and our tournament continues to grow and flourish because of the excellent work done by the volunteers who help make the day possible."
The tournament is the main fundraiser for Hills Lacrosse, which helps offset expenses for participants with special needs, provides gym time for kids during the off season and makes donations to the high school teams. Hills Lacrosse also contributed to the donation of a machine that will maintain the turf field and add to its longevity.
"All the money we raise from the tournament is invested back into our lacrosse community," Geringswald said.