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Inner City Lacrosse Featured On NBC Nightly News (Video)

Friday evening, NBC Nightly News featured a segment with Inner City Lacrosse, an organization that facilitates the growth of lacrosse in communities where options to play are almost nonexistent. Michael Gary, the Founder, has always viewed lacrosse as a stepping stone to get kids to not only grow on the field, but also in the classroom. With the help of Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse coaches from neighboring Trinity and Yale, Gary has been able to see his vision come into fruition. Read More…

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Friday evening, NBC Nightly News featured a segment with Inner City Lacrosse, an organization that facilitates the growth of lacrosse in communities where options to play are almost nonexistent. Michael Gary, the Founder, has always viewed lacrosse as a stepping stone to get kids to not only grow on the field, but also in the classroom. With the help of Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse coaches from neighboring Trinity and Yale, Gary has been able to see his vision come into fruition.

The story is amazing, but Inner City Lacrosse isn’t the only organization fueling interest for the sport in urban areas. Sadly, NBC’s story made me realize how far our sport has to go before its veil as an elite activity wanes. I encourage you to learn about programs in your area and contribute to the growth of lacrosse on as many levels as possible.

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Here are just a few of the nation’s best urban lacrosse programs: Harlem Lacrosse, Denver City Lax, MetroLacrosse in Boston, and Winners Lacrosse in DC. If you know of more, then please leave them in the comments.

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