BALTIMORE – US Lacrosse, the national governing body for the sport, announced the addition of the Great Plains Lacrosse Association as its 63rd chapter. The Great Plains chapter covers the greater Kansas City area and includes Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and parts of Missouri in its service area.

Each of the national governing body’s chapters exists to provide US Lacrosse programs and services to its local membership. Men’s and women’s youth lacrosse clinics, coaching education clinics, and officials’ clinics are a few of the US Lacrosse programs offered through these regional chapters.

"US Lacrosse is proud to add the Great Plains chapter to our national organization," said Erin Sturgis, director of chapter relations for US Lacrosse. "We’ve seen a great growth spurt in the Kansas City area due to the dedicated volunteers and great leadership in the new chapter region."

The Great Plains chapter of US Lacrosse hit the ground running by bringing the US Lacrosse Fast Break program to the region, including a Level 1 Coaching Education Clinic on Feb. 6 in Kansas City, Mo.

To learn more about the Great Plains chapter and to see how you can help lacrosse in Kansas City, contact Justin Wetterer at [email protected].

About US Lacrosse Chapters
A chapter of US Lacrosse is an extension of the national organization. A chapter unifies, promotes and provides programs and services to the many aspects of men’s and women’s lacrosse in its geographic area. Each chapter serves as a conduit of the national headquarters of US Lacrosse. Chapters run their own hall of fame banquets, special events, fundraisers, tournaments, festivals, meetings and gatherings. They also host Coaching Education Program Clinics, Officials' Training Clinics, can participate in US Lacrosse’s equipment grant programs, can send teams to US Lacrosse National Youth Festivals, conduct National Tournament try-outs and participate in All-American selections.

All US Lacrosse chapters are supported by the Chapters Advisory Council. The Chapters Advisory Council, is an extension and support network of the sport’s national governing body. The council upholds the US Lacrosse mission by providing responsive and effective leadership and facilitation with commitment to education, respect, good spirit, trust and tradition among the organization’s chapters, regions and national entities.