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BALTIMORE - One hundred lacrosse organizations in 31 states will receive US Lacrosse Equipment Grants this year. The US Lacrosse Equipment Grant Program, in its twelfth year, is an annual offering of US Lacrosse. Since the inception of the Equipment Grant Program, US Lacrosse has donated equipment to over 400 fledgling lacrosse programs with the retail value of $1,800,000.
The US Lacrosse Equipment Grant is one of the most impactful programs that US Lacrosse offers. The generous contributions of equipment from manufacturers STX, Onyx, Harrow, Adidas, Brine and Warrior, directly support the growth of lacrosse across the country, allowing more youth to have the opportunity to play the sport each year. The program is also supported by US Lacrosse memberships and the generous financial donations of lacrosse enthusiasts from coast to coast.
"US Lacrosse is vital to the future of the sport of lacrosse," said 2009 equipment grant recipient, William Spath of Green Tech High Charter School in Albany, N.Y. "Its youth programs, clinics, and equipment grants help so many people. Many programs and communities rely on US Lacrosse for leadership and support to give their young people opportunities to participate."
Lacrosse programs applying for a 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.
The girls’ package includes: 24 field player sticks, 24 pairs of protective eyewear, 1 goalie stick and full protective equipment for 1 goalie (including helmet).
The boys’ package includes: 24 field player sticks and 1 goalie stick, full protective equipment for 24 field players and 1 goalie (gloves, arm guards, shoulder pads, and helmets).
The program package includes: 20 field girls’ player sticks, 20 pairs of protective eyewear, 1 girls’ goalie stick, full protective equipment for 1 girls’ goalie (including helmet), 20 boys’ field player sticks, 1 boys’ goalie stick, full protective equipment for 20 boys’ field players and 1 goalie (gloves, arm guards, shoulder pads, and helmets).
The physical education program package includes: 30 physical education soft lacrosse sticks and 30 balls.
The following programs have been awarded equipment grants in 2010:
Del Norte High School Nighthawks- San Diego , CA
Capital School District Central Middle School- Dover, DE
Robinson HS Girls Lacrosse- Tampa, FL
YMCA of Northwest NC, Winston-Salem, NC
Eastern Wayne High School- Goldsboro, NC
Kealing Middle School Girls Lacrosse Club- Austin, TX
Stanwood Lacrosse (SCJAA)- Stanwood, WA
Shawnee Mission Lacrosse- Prairie, KS*
Longs Peak Middle School-Longmont, CO+
Mukwonago Lacrosse Team- Mukwonago, WI+
Flour Bluff Lacrosse Club- Corpus Christi, TX
CISI Larry Hawkins- Chicago, IL
Fairmont Middle Lacrosse- Faimont, WV
KIPP McDonogh 15 School- New Orleans, LA
Boothbay Region YMCA- Boothbay Harbor, ME
Ionia High School Lacrosse- Ionia, MI
Vance Charter School- Henderson, NC
Bellevue Lacrosse- Bellevue, NE
Neptune City Board of Rec. - Neptune, NJ
Highland Hornets- Albuquerque, NM
George Washington High School- Philadelphia, PA
Spartanburg High School- Spartanburg, SC
Spring Valley High School Athletics- Columbia, SC
Soddy Daisy High School Club Lacrosse- Hixon, TN
North Olympic Peninsula Lacrosse Club- Port Angeles, WA
Ozaukee Youth Lacrosse- Cedarburg, WI
Skyline High School Lacrosse Club- Oakland, CA
St. Petersburg HS Green Devils Lacrosse- Gulfport, FL
Woodvalley Lacrosse- Conklin, NY
Lake Lacrosse Club- Hartville, OH
LBJ/LASA Boys LAX Booster Club- Austin, TX
Wausau Wolfpack Pups Youth Lacrosse- Wausau, WI
Brooklyn Prospect Charter School- Brooklyn, NY+
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School-Baltimore, MD+
Bloomfield Raiders Lacrosse- Bloomfield, CT+
Little Rock Lacrosse Club- Little Rock, AR
Hillcrest Middle School- Glendale, AZ*
Hampden Elem./MS #55- Baltimore, MD
Hamilton Youth Lacrosse (Police Athletic League)- Hamilton, NJ
Teaneck Sports Program- Teaneck, NJ
Eagles Lacrosse- Dayton, OH
Fort Worth Youth Lacrosse Assoc.- Benbrook, TX
Braintree Youth Lacrosse/Braintree Elem.- Braintree, VT
Harbor Fire Lacrosse- Gig Harbor, WA
Ygnacio Valley High School- Concord, CA
Mendez Learning Center- Los Angeles, CA
St. Augustine High School- St. Augustine, FL
Boonsboro Area Athletic Assoc.- Keedysville, MD
Washington Lacrosse- Washington, ME
Antrim Rec. Department- Antrim, NH
Connally High School Lacrosse Club- Austin, TX
Valencia High School- Placentia, CA
Temecula Valley High School Lacrosse Booster Club- Temecula, CA
Pikes Peak Lacrosse- Colorado Springs, CO
Springer Middle School- Wilmington, DE
Mashpee Youth Lacrosse League- Mashpee, MA
Oxon Hill High School- Oxon Hill, MD
Grand Ledge Youth Lacrosse- Grand Ledge, MI
Westerly Area Youth Lacrosse- Westerly, RI
Max Lax- Charlotte, NC+
New Castle Community YMCA-Pittsburgh, PA+
KIPP Renaissance High School- New Orleans, LA+
Ahwatukee Lacrosse- Phoenix, AZ
Excelsior Middle School- Discovery Bay, CA
Fresno Unified School District- Fresno, CA
Nicholson Elem. School- Acworth, GA
Keheley Elem. School- Marietta, GA
Durham Public Schools/Hope Valley Elem.- Durham, NC
St. Charles School- New Middletown, OH
Canyon Creek Elementary School- Austin, TX
The McGillis School- Salt Lake City, UT
All Saints Catholic School- Spokane, WA
* Fast Break Grants – program was awarded an equipment grant in conjunction with the 2010 Fast Break program.
+ First Stick Grants- program was awarded an equipment grant in conjunction with the inaugural US Lacrosse First Stick Program.
US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse has more than 300,000 members in 62 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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