US Lacrosse annually provides grants to its chapters in order to assist with the funding of programs and services to support the growth of the sport in local areas. The 2013 grants have been awarded and US Lacrosse would like to thank all chapters that submitted grant applications for consideration.
US Lacrosse has awarded $37,000 in new grants to support the local lacrosse development efforts of 27 regional chapters. These awards, made through the Chapter Grant program, will be utilized for various local activities, ranging from coaching education clinics to youth participation events. Each chapter submitted its grant request based on locally-identified initiatives and priorities.
"Everyone at US Lacrosse is grateful for the selfless service that all the chapter volunteers provide throughout the country," said Steve Kirr, director of regional development at US Lacrosse. "The chapter grants provide much needed funding for programs and services that support the mission and vision of US Lacrosse."
In alphabetical order, the US Lacrosse chapters receiving 2013 grants and a brief description of the use of the grant:
The chapter received two grants, with one targeted to support the chapter’s 2013 Hall of Fame event, and the second to be used for a US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program (CEP) Level 2 clinic.
The chapter received two grants in support of local outreach efforts. The first grant will help subsidize a two-day “Grow the Game” event, aimed at attracting new coaches and volunteers. The second grant will offset the cost of a promotional tent and flags to be used by chapter representatives at on-site events.
The chapter will use funding to defray costs of hosting a US Lacrosse physical education workshop.
The chapter received three grants, with funds to be to host two Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) sessions during the Rocky Mountain Regional Convention and to offset general convention expenses; and to produce a chapter brochure to use for promotional purposes.
Funding will be used by the chapter to support the Cape Ann Adaptive Lacrosse Program which introduces the game to physically and mentally handicapped youth.
The chapter will host an educational lacrosse weekend for coaches and parents to include Level 1 and Level 2 CEP clinics as well as PCA clinic and safety training (CPR & First Aid).
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The chapter will host three CEP clinics and will use grant dollars to subsidize costs.
Funding will be used to recruit and train new women’s game officials in the area.
The chapter will use grant funding to provide lacrosse education to coaches, parents and officials in the eastern portion of the state.
The chapter will host a Level 1 and Level 2 CEP clinics.
The chapter was awarded three grants which will be used to establish an officials training program; to produce resource kits for use at jamboree youth events; and to purchase equipment to utilize in a loaner program for new teams.
The chapter received two grants which will be used for officials’ training as well as education sessions for coaches.
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The chapter will use grant dollars to subsidize the cost of background checks for boys’ officials.
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The chapter received three grants which will be used for two Level 1 CEP clinics; and to offset expenses for its annual players’ clinics.
The chapter received two grants to be used for hosting Level 1 and Level 2 CEP clinics, and to offset local expenses associated with the US Lacrosse Western Regional Championship.
The chapter received two grants to be used to help run a Fall Ball event for high school girls’ teams and to host a series of youth player clinics during the fall.
The chapter will use funds for its collaboration with the Oregon Native Youth Initiative to introduce lacrosse to native youth communities.
The chapter is planning to host clinics for coaches, officials and players in underserved areas.
Funding will be used to establish a U15 program for underrepresented communities and to provide training for new officials.
The chapter will be hosting clinics for new high school players and coaches.
The chapter will launch a leadership campaign to recruit new volunteers for the chapter board.
The chapter will use the funds to support start-up programs, including expenses in finding coaches and securing parent and school support.
The chapter received two grants to be used to offset expenses for boys’ and girls’ high school all-star games, and to help fund a three-day ‘Bridging the Gap’ event aimed at building the relationship with the local Native American lacrosse community.
The chapter will host CEP and PCA clinics in addition to its annual recognition dinner.
The chapter was awarded two grants, which will be used to offset expenses for its annual Hall of Fame event as well as costs associated with the Seatown Classic.
The chapter will host a Level 1 CEP clinic.
The chapter received two grants to be used to host a preseason jamboree event as well as Level 1 and Level 2 CEP clinics.
Please contact Ashleigh Logan if you have any questions about the Chapter Grant Program at email@example.com.