BALTIMORE, Sept. 15, 2014 — US Lacrosse today announced that 126 schools and civic organizations across 32 states and Washington, D.C. have been selected as 2014 Soft Lacrosse Equipment Grant recipients. Each organization will receive modified “soft” lacrosse sticks and balls, as well as instructional guides and DVDs to help support the introduction of the sport in their curriculum.
In addition, US Lacrosse has awarded 10 physical education workshop grants to school districts and community-based organizations in which US Lacrosse trainers provide in-service training utilizing soft lacrosse equipment. Each of these workshops could have teachers from as many as 30 schools in attendance, with each school also receiving a full set of soft stick equipment. This year, workshops were awarded to school districts and organizations in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Washington.
“Soft stick lacrosse is a wonderful way to introduce the sport of lacrosse to new youth players, and we’re pleased to be able to provide equipment and resources to schools and local organizations nationwide to help expose the game to new participants,” said Meghan Mulford, programs manager at US Lacrosse. “The continued support of our equipment contributor for this program, STX, enables us to keep extending the program to more and more communities each year.”
The objective of the P.E. and Soft Stick Equipment Grant Program is to initiate, expand, or enhance participation in the sport by enabling teachers and recreational program leaders to introduce lacrosse in the classroom and other similar venues. Each equipment grant includes 30 soft lacrosse sticks, 30 soft lacrosse balls, one copy of the US Lacrosse P.E. Curriculum Guide and Reproducible packet and a copy of an instructional DVD produced by US Lacrosse.
Applicants also have the option to request in-service style training from US Lacrosse for educators and other lacrosse stakeholders who want to learn how to introduce and safely teach the sport of lacrosse to their students. All workshop participants are awarded a full set of equipment for their school or organization.
The full listing of 2014 Soft Stick Lacrosse Equipment Grant recipients is included below.
School or Organization – Location
College Park High School – Pleasant Hill, Calif.
Downtown YMCA – San Diego, Calif.
Scream Lacrosse – Los Angeles, Calif.
YMCA of Silicon Valley, South Valley – San Jose, Calif.
North Tahoe Lacrosse – Tahoe City, Calif.
PUCKidz, Inc. – Chula Vista, Calif.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver – Denver, Colo.
Mount Saint Vincent (Sister Daniel Stefani School) – Denver, Colo.
Montrose Lacrosse Foundation – Montrose, Colo.
Ark Learning Center – Wilmington, Del.
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts – Jacksonville, Fla.
Nolan Middle School – Bradenton, Fla.
Q.I. Roberts Junior & Senior High School – Flora Home, Fla.
South Creek Middle School – Orlando, Fla.
Burns Science and Technology Charter School – Oakhill, Fla.
Wesley Chapel Athletic Association – Wesley Chapel, Fla.
Gulf Breeze High School – Gulf Breeze, Fla.
Pensacola High School – Gulf Breeze, Fla.
First Presbyterian Day School – Macon, Ga.
Mount de Sales Academy – Macon, Ga.
Stratford Academy – Macon, Ga.
Hawaii Preparatory Academy/Big Island Lacrosse – Kamuela, Hawaii
Sandpoint Lacrosse – Sagle, Idaho
Lakes Area Lacrosse – Milford, Iowa
Channahon Park District – Channahon, Ill.
Pope John XXIII School – Evanston, Ill.
Round Lake Village Elementary – Round Lake, Ill.
Galva Junior/Senior High School – Galva, Ill.
Girls in the Game – Chicago, Ill.
Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence – Lawrence, Kan.
LeGrande School – Horse Cave, Ky.
Madison Southern High School – Berea, Ky.
Madison Central High School – Richmond, Ky.
Bayou Lacrosse – New Orleans, La.
Mid Maine Lacrosse – Hartland, Maine
Patriot Lacrosse – New Gloucester, Maine
Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League – Natick, Mass.
The Guild for Human Services – Waltham, Mass.
Wareham Middle School – Wareham, Mass.
13th Girl Foundation – Baltimore, Md.
Hancock Middle Senior High School – Hancock, Md.
Sisters Academy of Baltimore – Baltimore, Md.
Dorchester Lacrosse – Cambridge, Md.
The Choice Program – Catonsville, Md.
New Town High School – Owings Mills, Md.
Duncan Lake School – Caledonia, Mich.
Grandville Public Schools – Grandville, Mich.
City of St. Paul Parks and Recreation – St. Paul, Minn.
Red Wing Area Lacrosse Association – South St. Paul, Minn.
South St. Paul Secondary Schools – South St. Paul, Minn.
Harvest Ridge Elementary – St. Charles, Mo.
Republic Tigers Lacrosse – Republic, Mo.
Oxford Park Commission – Oxford, Miss.
Winnebago Lacrosse – Winnebago, Neb.
Morehead Elementary – Greensboro, N.C.
Mount Washington Valley Lacrosse Club – North Conway, N.H.
St. Christopher School – Nashua, N.H.
Elizabethport Presbyterian Center – Elizabeth, N.J.
Haddon Township Lacrosse Club – Haddon Township, N.J.
Canfield Avenue School – Mine Hill, N.J.
City of Passaic Department of Recreation – Passaic, N.J.
Middle Township Youth Lacrosse – Cape May Court House, N.J.
Arthur S. May Elementary School – Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Brooklyn Chiefs Lacrosse Club – East Elmhurst, N.Y.
Churchville Elementary School – Churchville, N.Y.
John Dewey High School – Brooklyn, N.Y.
Kids in the Game – Bronx, N.Y.
Orchard Park Middle School – Orchard Park, N.Y.
P.S. 152 – Brooklyn, N.Y.
P.S. 315 / P.S. 152 – Brooklyn, N.Y.
Seneca-Babcock Community Association, Inc. – Buffalo, N.Y.
Juvenile Justice League (Industrial Residential Center) – Rensselaer, N.Y.
Liverpool Middle School – Liverpool, N.Y.
Riverhead Athletic Department – Riverhead, N.Y.
Watervliet City School District – Watervliet, N.Y.
Ichabod Crane Central School District – Valatie, N.Y.
Plattsburgh Lacrosse – Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Dayton Lacrosse Club – Dayton Ohio
Olmsted Falls Middle School – Olmsted Falls, Ohio
Padua Franciscan High School – Parma, Ohio
Stick To It – Avon, Ohio
Wyoming City Schools (Vermont Elem. School) – Wyoming, Ohio
YMCA of Greater Dayton – Dayton, Ohio
Lansing Knights Youth Organization – Philadelphia, Pa.
Exeter Youth Lacrosse Club – Reading, Pa.
Jordan Bank Kindergarten Center – Oxford, Pa.
Raystown Lake-Rosse – Huntingdon, Pa.
Spooky Nook Sports – Manheim, Pa.
Trinity ROCKS Lacrosse – Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Mechanicsburg Youth Lacrosse – Mechanicsburg, Pa.
North Pocono High School – Moscow, Pa.
PVYA – Saylorsburg, Pa.
St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls – Philadelphia, Pa.
Thurgood Marshall Elementary School – Philadelphia, Pa.
Cranston Public Schools – Cranston, R.I.
Cranston High School East – Cranston, R.I.
Marlboro School of Discovery – Bennettsville, S.C.
Pierre Indian Learning Center – Pierre, S.D.
Collierville Boys Youth Lacrosse – Collierville, Tenn.
Friendswood Youth Lacrosse – Friendswood, Texas
West Houston Lacrosse Association – Houston, Texas
City of Mansfield Parks and Recreation – Mansfield, Texas
Woodruff Elementary School – Logan, Utah
Maria Montessori Academy – North Ogden, Utah
Friends of Charlottesville Lacrosse – Charlottesville, Va.
Grymes Memorial School – Orange, Va.
Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School – Front Royal, Va.
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School – Richmond, Va.
St. John Neumann Academy – Blacksburg, Va.
McLoughlin Middle School – Pasco, Wash.
East Portland Community Center – Portland, Wash.
Olympia Downtown YMCA – Olympia, Wash.
Stevens Middle School – Port Angeles, Wash.
University School of Milwaukee – Milwaukee, Wisc.
Kettle Moraine Lacrosse Club, Inc. – Oconomowoc, Wisc.
Southeast Wisconsin Lacrosse Association, Inc. – Oconomowoc, Wisc.
City of Fitchburg Recreational Department – Fitchburg, Wisc.
City of Verona Recreational Department – Fitchburg, Wisc.
Lineville Intermediate School – Green Bay, Wisc.
South Harrison High School – Lost Creek, W.Va.
Marshall University Lacrosse Clubs – Huntington, W.Va.
Marshall University Men’s Lacrosse Team – Huntington, W.Va.
Marshall University Women’s Lacrosse Team – Huntington, W.Va.
Sherrard Middle School – Wheeling, W.Va.
Upshur County Schools/Rock Cave Elementary – Buckhannon, W.Va.