Weekly Mashup

Each week the Weekly Mashup brings you links to some of the articles you may not have seen that involve lacrosse or lacrosse players. Here are some of the news-makers from this week.

CARLSBAD: CHS lacrosse team to collect e-waste Saturday: Anyone wanting to dispose of old TVs, computers or other electronics can do so for free this weekend at a recycling fundraiser for Carlsbad High School’s boys lacrosse team.

Diversifying lacrosse still work in progress: NFL legend Jim Brown also played lacrosse in college, which helped pave the way for other African-Americans like Major League Lacrosse player Kyle Harrison.

Cannons Lacrosse Club donates equipment to Katy schools: The age-appropriate sticks, known as “fiddlesticks,” will be used in the elementary schools’ physical education classes. The sticks were purchased from proceeds raised from a lacrosse tournament sponsored and organized by the Cannons in December.

A Christmas gift: LEAPS growing by leaps and bounds: LEAPS, the lacrosse organization co-founded by former Lower Merion lacrosse legend John Christmas, is growing by leaps and bounds.

Project gives athletic gear a 2nd life: A Fishers dad and elementary football coach is trying to get the attention of Hamilton Southeastern parents whose kids want to play sports but can’t afford to buy the gear.

Bauer Prices IPO At C$7.50/Share; Low End Of Range: Hockey and lacrosse equipment maker Bauer Performance Sports Ltd. priced its initial public offering at C$7.50 a share to raise C$75 million, according to people familiar with the matter.

Beach Lacrosse Fundraisers on Tap: Beach Lacrosse, a volunteer organization that has been around for 18 years and has introduced thousands of young local players to the game including many now playing in high school and college, is currently nearing the home stretch for registration for the 2011 season and has several fundraisers planned in order raise money for uniforms, equipment and travel expenses for players.

Disabled kids keep busy year-round: But the rink, near Niagara and Vulcan streets, soon may earn a new reputation as the local mecca for young people with disabilities playing year-round sports, including soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, track and field, and baseball.

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