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USL Awards 2011 Equipment Grants

January 23, 2012    4926 Views

BALTIMORE, Jan. 23, 2012 – One hundred ninety-six lacrosse programs in 29 states and the District of Columbia are the recipients of head-to-toe equipment in 2011 through the US Lacrosse Equipment Grant Program. Now in its 13th year, this annual program has provided equipment to almost 500 fledgling lacrosse programs at an estimated value of $2.2 million since its inception.

The Equipment Grant Program is just one of many US Lacrosse grass-roots initiatives that directly support the development of youth lacrosse nationwide. The program’s success is due in large part to the contributions of equipment from manufacturers STX, Cascade, Lax World, deBeer/Gait Lacrosse, Lacrosse.com, 6M Sports and Maverik Lacrosse. This initiative is also supported by US Lacrosse memberships and the charitable financial donations of lacrosse enthusiasts.

Through the assistance of these generous contributions, this year’s grants are expected to provide new lacrosse playing opportunities to over 5,000 boys and girls.

"The US Lacrosse equipment grant allowed our programs to get off of the ground," said Michael Cook, athletics director at High Point Central (N.C.) High School, one of the 2011 recipients. "Because of the equipment provided by US Lacrosse, we can introduce lacrosse into our interscholastic athletics program for the first time in our school’s 100-plus year history. Excitement is rampant and our school community is fired up."

Lacrosse programs applying for an equipment grant must show a demonstrated financial need and priority is given to those residing in a state or region where lacrosse opportunities are currently limited or absent. Applicants can choose from a girls’ package, boys’ package, program (boys’ and girls’) package or a physical education program package. In addition, all grant recipients are required to have their head coach complete a US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program Level 1 Online Course and pass a background check.

The girls’ package includes: 24 field player sticks, 24 pairs of protective eyewear, one goalie stick and full protective equipment for one goalie (including helmet).

The boys’ package includes: 24 field player sticks and one goalie stick, full protective equipment for 24 field players and one goalie (gloves, arm guards, shoulder pads, and helmets).

The program package includes: 20 field girls’ player sticks, 20 pairs of protective eyewear, one girls’ goalie stick, full protective equipment for one girls’ goalie (including helmet), 20 boys’ field player sticks, one boys’ goalie stick, full protective equipment for 20 boys’ field players and one goalie (gloves, arm guards, shoulder pads, and helmets). 

The physical education program package includes: 30 physical education soft lacrosse sticks, 30 balls, and a US Lacrosse Curriculum Guide and Reproducables.

US Lacrosse awarded the following programs equipment grants in 2011:

Girls’ Package:
Monroe High School - North Hills, CA
RB Girls Youth Lacrosse - San Diego, CA
Griswold High School Girls Lacrosse Club - Griswold, CT
Redeemer Lutheran Church & School - Stuart, FL
Pleasure Ridge Park High School - Louisville, KY
Columbia Heights Lacrosse Club - Minneapolis, MN
Missoula Elite Women's Lacrosse - Missoula, MT
Williston Middle School - Wilmington, NC
Keller ISD Lacrosse Association - Long Valley, NJ
** Cathedral High School - New York, NY
West Albany Girls Lacrosse - Albany, OR
Northeast High School Girls Lacrosse - Philadelphia, PA
West Ashley High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse - Hollywood, SC
Academic Magnet High School - Mount Pleasant, SC
Wild Fire Girls Lacrosse - Cedar Park, TX
Stony Point High School Girls’ Lacrosse - Round Rock, TX
Team Altitude - Park City, UT
North Olympic Peninsula Lacrosse Club - Port Angeles, WA
Sun Prairie Youth Lacrosse Club, Inc. - Sun Prairie, WI

Boys’ Package:
Mobile Youth Lacrosse - Mobile, AL
Haddam Killingworth High School Boys Lacrosse - Higganum, CT
Dade Lacrosse, Inc. – Miami, FL
Albuquerque Lacrosse - Albuquerque, NM
Friends of Rhinebeck Lacrosse - Rhinebeck, NY
Richland Northeast Lacrosse - Columbia, SC
Huntington Lacrosse Club - Huntington, WV
Supersonics Lacrosse - Seattle, WA
City of Englewood Parks & Recreation - Englewood, CO
Robinson High School Lacrosse (South Tampa Sticks) - Tampa, FL
Druid Hills High School Lacrosse - Atlanta, GA
Southern Illinois Pride Youth Lacrosse - Belleville, Ill.
Homegrown Lacrosse - St. Paul, MN
Northern Mesa Lacrosse - Los Alamos, NM
Miamisburg Lacrosse Club - Miamisburg, OH
The Neighborhood Academy - Pittsburgh, PA
Saugerties Area Youth Lacrosse - Saugerties, NY
The Living Classrooms - Baltimore, MD
+Bloomfield Raiders - Simsbury, CT

Program Package:
Hampton University - Hampton, VA
Cathedral Lacrosse - Springfield, MA
PPPLAX, Inc. - Winston-Salem, NC
Auburn Youth Lacrosse - Auburn, AL
Sequoia High School Lacrosse - San Carlos, CA
Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
Lee County Lacrosse Alliance - Estero, FL
Archer High School Lacrosse - Grayson, GA
OWLS Lacrosse - Chicago, Ill.
Western Kentucky Lacrosse - Paducah, KY
Prince George's Lacrosse - College Park, MD
Eastern Maine Youth Lacrosse - Bangor, ME
Northfield Lacrosse Association - Northfield, MN
10Sticks Lacrosse – Missoula, MT
HT Urban Lacrosse League - Greensboro, NC
Jersey City Lacrosse - Jersey City, NJ
Pearland Youth Lacrosse - Pearland, TX
New Horizons Lacrosse Fund/Pearce Middle School - Austin, TX
Fluvanna County Schools - Troy, VA
South Hill Lacrosse Club - Puyallup, WA
La Crosse Area Lacrosse Association - Onalaska, WI
Paul Stock Aquatic & Recreation Center - Cody, WY
Walnut Hills High School - Cincinnati, OH
Southwest DeKalb High School - Decatur, GA
Hermitage Lacrosse Club - Henrico, VA
High Point Central High School - High Point, NC
*Kenosha Raptors Lacrosse Club - Pleasant Prairie, WI
+Charlotte Condors - Charlotte, NC
** Dryden Lacrosse Club – Cortland, NY

Physical Education Package:
Dreams for Kids - Washington, DC
Alabama/Mississippi Chapter of US Lacrosse – Birmingham, AL
New River Elementary - Peoria, AZ
Wildfire Elementary School K-6/Paradise Valley Unified School District #69 - Phoenix, AZ
West Wing School, Deer Valley Unified School District - Peoria, AZ
Terramar School - Peoria, AZ
Big Creek Elementary School District - Big Creek, CA
National Sports Center for the Disabled - Denver, CO
Kerr-Vance Academy - Henderson, NC
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro Central Unit - Greensboro, NC
Rio Grande School - Santa Fe, NM
Acequia Madre Elementary School - Santa Fe, NM
Mauldin Elementary School/Greenville K12 - Simpsonville, SC
KITSAP - Bremerton, WA
*Little Rock Lacrosse Club-Little Rock, AR
*Booker Arts Magnet-Little Rock, AR
*Booker Elementary School-Little Rock, AR
*Chicot Primary School-Little Rock, AR
*College Station Elementary-Little Rock, AR
Crystal Hill Elementary-Little Rock, AR
*Daisy Bates Elementary-Little Rock, AR
*Don Roberts Elementary-Little Rock, AR
*Forest Parks Elementary-Little Rock, AR
*Franklin Elementary-Little Rock, AR
*Gibbs Magnet Elementary-Little Rock, AR
*Immaculate Conception NLR-Little Rock, AR
*Mabelvale Elementary Little Rock, AR
*Otter Creek-Little Rock, AR
*Pine Forest Elementary-Little Rock, AR
*Scott Elementary-Little Rock, AR
*Sylvan Hills Middle School-Little Rock, AR
*Western Hills Elementary-Little Rock, AR
*LISA Academy-Little Rock, AR
*Washington Elementary-Little Rock, AR
*Estem Middle School-Little Rock, AR
*VALR-Little Rock, AR
*Baseline Elementary-Little Rock, AR
*Henderson Middle School-Little Rock, AR
*Rockefeller Elementary-Little Rock, AR
*Terry Elementary-Little Rock, AR
*Robinson High School-Little Rock, AR
*Mills High School-Little Rock, AR
*Robinson Middle School-Little Rock, AR
*Christ Lutheran School-Little Rock, AR
*Episcopal Collegiate School-Little Rock, AR
*Jefferson Elementary-Little Rock, AR
*McDermott Elementary-Little Rock, AR
*Pulaski Heights Elementary-Little Rock, AR
*The Anthony School-Little Rock, AR
*Williams Magnet School-Little Rock, AR
*Pulaski Heights Middle School-Little Rock, AR
*Forest Heights Middle School-Little Rock, AR
*Dunbar Magnet Middle School-Little Rock, AR
*Northwood Middle School-Little Rock, AR
+Seed School of Maryland-Baltimore, MD
Western Maryland Chapter of US Lacrosse (25 schools)-Frederick, MD
KIPP Houston (19 schools)-Houston, TX
Millbrook Middle School-Marlboro, NY

* Fast Break Grants – program was awarded an equipment grant in conjunction with the Fast Break program.

** Lance Holden Memorial Grants – program was awarded an equipment grant from Lax World’s annual Lance Holden Memorial Fund. This fund was established in 2000 to honor the memory of John Lance Holden by sponsoring two new youth lacrosse program grants outside of the Mid-Atlantic. 

+ First Stick Grants – program was awarded an equipment grant in conjunction with the inaugural US Lacrosse First Stick Program.

About US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse has nearly 375,000 members in 63 regional chapters around the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse strives to provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game. To learn more about US Lacrosse, please visit www.uslacrosse.org.
 



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