ESPN Rise Games opening ceremonies

July 15, 2011, 5:33 p.m. (ET)

ORLANDO, FL - The ESPN Rise Games and Disney's Junior Field Hockey Showcase kicks off tomorrow, Saturday, June 16, in Champions Stadium at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Gates open at 7pm and the celebration will begin at 8pm. The ceremony will feature live music, unique Disney entertainment and a showstopping firework display honoring the opening of the 2011 Games.

The ESPN Rise Games are a weeklong, multi-sport event that features the premier high school talent in the country in basketball, football, lacrosse and soccer, alongside youth athletes aspiring to their level of greatness in football, baseball, basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, and track & field. This national festival of youth and high school sports challenges each competitor to RISE to the challenge in 2011.

Competition for field hockey participants will begin on Sunday, July 17 and concluded on Tuesday, July 19 with an awards ceremony for first through fourth place finishes. For more information on the ESPN Rise Games and the Disney Junior Field Hockey Showcase, click here.