BALTIMORE, Oct. 31, 2012 — US Lacrosse today announced that 74 schools and civic organizations nationwide have been selected as 2012 Physical Education Equipment Grant recipients and will be receiving "soft" sticks and balls to help support the introduction of the sport in their curriculums.
In addition, three other cities – Roanoke, Va., Auburn, Ala., and Liverpool, N.Y. - have been awarded P.E. training workshops. Each of those in-service workshops could have up to 30 schools and organizations in attendance.
"We’re excited that this program provides schools and local organizations from coast-to-coast with the opportunity to introduce the sport of lacrosse into their physical education curriculums," said Meghan Mulford, USL’s Programs Manager. "The generous support of our equipment partner for this program, STX, helps to provide exposure to this fun and exciting sport for many kids that have never seen lacrosse before."
The objective of the PE Equipment Grant Program is to initiate, expand, or enhance participation in the sport by enabling teachers to introduce lacrosse in the PE classroom and other similar venues. Each equipment grant includes 30 soft lacrosse sticks, 30 soft lacrosse balls, and one (1) copy of the US Lacrosse PE Curriculum Guide and Reproducible packet.
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 Thomas Edison Charter Academy (TECA) in San Francisco is among the 2012 PE Equipment Grant recipients.
"We received our PE lacrosse equipment recently and I can’t adequately share the giggles and shrieks of excitement of the students as they held a lacrosse stick for the first time and as they ran with joy and abandon practicing cradling with their new sticks," said TECA’s Kate Sherwood. "I was simply delighted to see the excitement on our students' faces today as they experienced a sport that they would never have had the chance to without the generosity of US Lacrosse."
The full listing of 2012 P.E. Equipment Grant recipients is included below.
School or Organization - Location
Qagan Tayagungin Tribe - Sand Point, Alaska
Paseo Hills School, Deer Valley Unified School District – Phoenix, Ariz.
Tempe Family YMCA – Tempe, Ariz.
Pine Ridge Elementary School District – Auberry, Calif.
Thomas Edison Charter Academy (TECA) - San Francisco, Calif.
Sierra Foothills Lacrosse - Newcastle , Calif.
Redding Lacrosse – Millville, Calif.
Green Mountain Boys Lacrosse - Lakewood , Colo.
Mesa County School District 51 - Grand Junction, Colo.
Tyl Middle School – Waterford, Conn.
Bullard-Havens Technical High School - Naugatuck , Conn.
Campus Community Charter School – Dover, Del.
SoFlo Lacrosse - Miami Gardens, Fla.
Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School - Largo, Fla.
Lakeland Montessori Middle School – Lakeland, Fla.
Apopka Lacrosse Club – Apopka, Fla.
Clearwater Youth Lacrosse - Port Richey, Fla.
Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy – Acworth, Ga.
Timber Ridge Elementary School - McDonough, Ga.
Duluth High School - Duluth, Ga.
Belleville West High School – Belleville, Ill.
Governor French Athletic Foundation – Belleville, Ill.
Champaign County Lacrosse - Mahomet, Ill.
Boys and Girls Club - Fort Wayne, Ind.
Mission Trail Middle School – Olathe, Kan.
St. Henry School – Elsmere, Ky.
St. Joseph School - Crescent Springs, Ky.
Holy Trinity School Ft. Wright, Ky.
St. Pius X Elementary School - Edgewood, Ky.
Blessed Sacrament School - Ft. Mitchell, Ky.
St. Catherine of Siena - Ft. Thomas, Ky.
St. Cecilia School - Villa Hills, Ky.
Mary, Queen of Heaven School - Erlanger, Ky.
St. Catherine of Siena School - Metairie, La.
BlaxLax - Baltimore, Md.
Woodstream Christian Academy – Mitchellville, Md.
Adelphi Elementary - Columbia, Md.
Saginaw Chippewa Academy - Mount Pleasant, Mich.
Rogers City Area Schools - Rogers City, Mich.
Voyager Academy – Durham, N.C.
Brownell-Talbot Physical Education Department – Omaha, Neb.
Exeter Youth Lacrosse - Brentwood, N.H.
Mason Elementary School – Milford, N.H.
Newark Public Schools - Montclair, N.J.
Hoosick Falls Central School – Petersburgh, N.Y.
Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation – Woodside, N.Y.
Licking Valley High School - Newark, Ohio
The Dayton Regional STEM School - Kettering, Ohio
Newcastle High School - Newcastle, Okla.
801 Lacrosse - Edmond, Okla.
Muscogee (Creek Nation) 4-H – Okmulgee, Okla.
Tulsa Public Schools - Tulsa, Okla.
Jenks West Intermediate - Jenks, Okla.
Broken Arrow Public Schools -Broken Arrow, Okla.
Union Public Schools - Broken Arrow, Okla.
Canby Youth Lacrosse - Canby, Ore.
Lacrosse for All – Beaverton, Ore.
Penn Manor Lacrosse Lancaster – Pa.
Central Columbia School District – Bloomsburg, Pa.
Kickemuit Middle School - Warren, R.I.
North Kingstown School Department - North Kingstown, R.I.
A-Game Sports - Franklin, Tenn.
St. Peter's Episcopal School – Chattanooga, Tenn.
Imagine International Academy of North Texas – McKinney, Tex.
Lamar Middle School - Lewisville, Tex.
Celia Hays Elementary – Rockwall, Tex.
Davis High School/Lifetime Activities – Kaysville, Utah
Guilford Elementary School - Sterling, Va.
Laurel Meadow Elementary – Mechanicsville, Va.
Hope Lutheran School – Seattle, Wash.
Central Avenue Elementary – Tacoma, Wash.
Sacred Hearts School - Sun Prairie, Wisc.
Preston County Lacrosse Club - Bruceton Mills, W.V.
Wheeling Area Lacrosse Association - Wheeling, W.V.
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