Michael Mutrie is hoping that this is the first of many.
Beginning Tuesday, the Surf City Showdown, a boys' lacrosse tournament, gets underway at the Huntington Beach Sports Complex.
It's the first such tournament hosted by Huntington Beach Blackhawks Youth Lacrosse, and Mutrie envisions more to follow.
"We're really looking forward to hosting the two-day event and hope that this grows into a yearly staple here in Huntington Beach," said Mutrie, president of Huntington Beach Blackhawks Youth Lacrosse. "This is a great venue to showcase lacrosse. This is a sport that is growing leaps and bounds in Orange County."
Mutrie said that the tournament, presented by the Orange County chapter of U.S. Lacrosse and Warrior Lacrosse, features three main divisions and 24 total teams who are primarily based in Orange County.