Chapter Grant Program

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. In 2015, US Lacrosse awarded 22 grants across 14 chapters. Chapter grants are 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.

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Homer R. Schwartz Chapter Leadership Award

Homer Schwartz served as president of the Potomac Chapter of US Lacrosse for 14 years and passed away in 2012. Due in large measure to his enthusiastic leadership, selfless service and contagious love for the game, Potomac’s membership grew from 1,200 to 10,000 during his tenure.

US Lacrosse created this award in 2014 to recognize a US Lacrosse chapter leader who embodies the qualities of passion and dedication that Homer provided as a longtime US Lacrosse chapter volunteer.

Harry Jacobs, past president and current board member of the Long Island Metro Chapter, was selected as the 2015 winner of the US Lacrosse Homer R. Schwartz Chapter Leadership Award.

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In 2014, Jim Old, president of the Tidewater (Va.) Chapter, was selected as the inaugural winner of the US Lacrosse Homer R. Schwartz Chapter Leadership Award.

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Chapter Recognition Program

US Lacrosse is pleased to recognize the hard work of its chapters through the Chapter Recognition Award Program. Chapters make outstanding contributions in fulfilling US Lacrosse’s mission to provide programs and services to inspire participation of the sport.

Chapters are nominated by Regional Development Staff at US Lacrosse, then contacted for an interview by a member of USL's regional chapters committee. Selections are based on a review of recent and upcoming activities of the chapter, and its compliance status.

Given quarterly, each selected chapter receives an award certificate, outreach via US Lacrosse communication channels, and grant funding.

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