BALTIMORE, Sept. 19, 2013 — US Lacrosse today announced that 136 schools and civic organizations across 38 states have been selected as 2013 Physical Education and Soft Stick Lacrosse Equipment Grant recipients. Each organization will receive modified "soft" lacrosse sticks and balls, as well as instructional guides and DVDs to help support the introduction of the sport in their curriculums.
In addition, US Lacrosse has awarded eight workshop grants to school districts and community-based organizations in which US Lacrosse trainers provide in-service training. Each of these workshops could have up to 30 schools and organizations in attendance, each of which also receives a full set of soft stick equipment. Workshops were awarded to school districts and organizations in Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Arkansas, Nebraska, Florida, Texas and Oklahoma.
"Soft stick lacrosse is a wonderful way to introduce the sport of lacrosse to new youth players, and we’re pleased to be able to provide equipment and resources to schools and local organizations nationwide to help expose the game to new participants," said Meghan Mulford, programs manager at US Lacrosse. "The continued support of our equipment contributor for this program, STX, enables us to keep extending the program to more and more communities each year."
The objective of the P.E. and Soft Stick Equipment Grant Program is to initiate, expand, or enhance participation in the sport by enabling teachers and recreational program leaders to introduce lacrosse in the classroom and other similar venues. Each equipment grant includes 30 soft lacrosse sticks, 30 soft lacrosse balls, one copy of the US Lacrosse P.E. Curriculum Guide and Reproducible packet and a copy of an instructional DVD produced by US Lacrosse.
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.
2013 equipment grants and workshops are expected to impact to 400 schools and community organizations nationwide.
The full listing of 2013 Soft Stick Lacrosse Equipment Grant recipients is included below.
School or Organization - Location
Huntsville Lacrosse Association - Huntsville, Ala.
Athens Middle School - Athens, Ala.
Shades Mountain Elementary School - Hoover, Ala.
Trace Crossings Elementary School - Hoover, Ala.
Riverchase Elementary School - Hoover, Ala.
Central Middle School of Science - Anchorage, Alaska
Ardis Ann Middle School - Bentonville, Ariz.
Rite of Passage-Canyon State Academy - Queen Creek, Ariz.
Grant School - Redding, Calif.
University Preparatory School - Redding, Calif.
College Park High School - Pleasant Hill, Calif.
Sycamore Ridge School - San Diego, Calif.
Stellar K-12 Charter School - Redding, Calif.
Boulder Creek School - Redding, Calif.
Ventura Family YMCA - Ventura, Calif.
Toyon Middle School - Valley Springs, Calif.
Montecito Family YMCA - Santa Barbara, Calif.
Walnut Canyon Elementary School - Moorpark, Calif.
James R. Cowan Fundamental School - Sacramento, Calif.
Lompoc Family YMCA - Lompoc, Calif.
Mountain View Middle School - Redding, Calif.
Redding Recreation - Redding, Calif.
Summit Intermediate School - Etiwanda, Calif.
Calahan Elementary School - North Hollywood, Calif.
Santa Barbara Family YMCA - Santa Barbara, Calif.
Lotus 88/Lightning Stick Society - Westminster, Colo.
Loveland Lacrosse Club - Loveland, Colo.
Harrsion CSD - Stamford, Conn.
Claude Chester Elementary - Groton, Conn.
Mount Pleasant Elementary School - Wilmington, Del.
LAX4ALLYouth - Boca Raton, Fla.
Pine Ridge Middle School - Naples, Fla.
Cypress Run Education Center - Miami, Fla.
Fighting Ducks Athletic Booster Club - Orlando, Fla.
Francis Marion Military Academy - Ocala, Fla.
Ted Witlock Community Center - Palm Bay, Fla.
Robert E. Willis Elementary - Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Cathedral Parish School - Saint Augustine, Fla.
City of Tampa Parks and Recs Dept. - Tampa, Fla.
Cocoa High School - Cocoa, Fla.
The Skills Center - Tampa, Fla.
Harrison High School - Kennesaw, Ga.
Georgia Youth Athletic Association - Covington, Ga.
Allatoona Lacrosse Booster Club - Acworth, Ga.
Woodlee's Christian Academy - Covington, Ga.
Emmett School District - Emmett, Idaho
Berwyn Park District - Berwyn Bombers Lacrosse - Berwyn, Ill.
Union Ridge School District 86 - Harwood Heights, Ill.
Holy Trinity Catholic School - Fairview Heights, Ill.
Burr Ridge Middle School - Westmont, Ill.
YMCA of Greater Indianapolis - Fishers, Ind.
Indiana Chapter - Zionsville, Ind.
Prince of Peace Catholic School - Olathe, Kan.
Morris County Schools - Council Grove, Kan.
Beaumont Middle School - Lexington, Ky.
Dever Elementary - Quincy, Mass.
YMCA of Greater Boston - Needham, Mass.
Reid Temple Christian Academy - Glenn Dale, Md.
Monocacy Elementary and Middle Schools - Frederick, Md.
Reeths-Puffer Public Schools - Muskegon, Mich.
St. Anne's School - LeSueur, Minn.
Rochester Montessori School - Rochester, Minn.
Tower Lacrosse - Duluth, Minn.
Madison MS Lacrosse Association - Madison, Miss.
Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club - St. Louis, Mo.
De La Salle Middle School - St. Louis, Mo.
Siegrist Elementary - Platte City, Mo.
YMCA of Lincoln NE - Lincoln, Neb.
Norris Middle School - Firth, Neb.
Westside Middle School - Omaha, Neb.
YMCA of Strafford County - Rochester, N.H.
Saint Benedict Academy - Manchester, N.H.
Union Beach Youth Lacrosse Program - Union Beach, N.J.
Trenton YMCA - Plainsboro, N.J.
Pecos Valley Athletics Assoc. - Roswell, N.M.
Bayside High School - Bayside, N.Y.
Lyncourt Union Free School District - Syracuse, N.Y.
SABAH, Inc. - Buffalo, N.Y.
LeRoy Recreation Department - LeRoy, N.Y.
Woodglen Elementary School - New City, N.Y.
Mother Cabrini High School - New York, N.Y.
Malta Parks & Recs - Malta, N.Y.
Southern Columbia Lacrosse - Copake, N.Y.
Saugerties Central Schools - Saugerties, N.Y.
Rampage Lacrosse - Riverhead, N.Y.
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School - Elmont, N.Y.
Manhattan Business Academy - New York, N.Y.
Union Endicott CSD - Endicott, N.Y.
KIPP Tech Valley Charter School - Albany, N.Y.
Elmira Economic Opportunity Program - Elmira, N.Y.
North Babylon Athletic Club Lacrosse - North Babylon, N.Y.
Communities in Schools of Moore County - Pinehurst, N.C.
Lawndale Swim & Tennis Club - Greensboro, N.C.
Boys & Girls Club of Wake County - Wake Forest, N.C.
Davie Family YMCA - Mocksville, N.C.
AH Bangert Elementary School - New Bern, N.C.
L. Hollingworth School for Gifted and Talented - Toledo, Ohio
YMCA of Ross County - Chillicothe, Ohio
St. Christopher School - Vandalia, Ohio
Corvallis Lacrosse - Corvallis, Ore.
Wilson Youth Girls Lacrosse, Inc. - Portland, Ore.
West Vincent Elementary School – Owen J. Roberts School District - Chester Springs, Pa.
Conneaut Lake Middle School - Conneaut Lake, Pa.
Lancaster Country Day School - Lancaster, Pa.
Lock Haven University - Loch Haven, Pa.
East Side Charter School - Garnet Valley, Pa.
Bellefonte Elementary School - Bellefonte, Pa.
Florence Family YMCA - Florence, S.C.
Boiling Springs Intermediate - Boiling Springs, S.C.
Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy - Chattanooga, Tenn.
Lucy Elementary School - Millington, Tenn.
Coffee County Central High School - Manchester, Tenn.
Hill Country Lacrosse - Boerne, Texas
Regents School of Austin - Austin, Texas
Uplift Williams Preparatory - Dallas, Texas
Faith West Academy - Katy, Texas
Wellington Elementary School - Flower Mound, Texas
Mountainview Elementary School - Waco, Texas
Tennyson Middle School - Waco, Texas
Frisco Lacrosse Association - Frisco, Texas
Saber Lacrosse - Fort Valley, Va.
Sleepy Hollow Elementary School - Falls Church, Va.
Three Oaks Elementary - Virginia Beach, Va.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond - Richmond, Va.
The Covenant School - Charlottesville, Va.
Shenandoah Valley Youth Lacrosse - Winchester, Va.
DC Lax - Falls Church, Va.
United Christian Academy - Newport, Vt.
Queen Anne Quick Styx - Seattle, Wash.
Clarendon Avenue Elementary School - Mukwonago, Wisc.
Franklin Lacrosse Club - Franklin, Wisc.
Franklin Recreation - Franklin, Wisc.
Grace Christian Academy - West Allis, Wisc.
WI-Bryant Elementary School - Superior, Wisc.
Nash Elementary School - Kenosha, Wisc.
Tri-County YMCA - Scott Depot, W. Va.
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