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.
• 2017 - Clark Bell, Michigan Chapter
• 2016 - Don Aiello, NorCal Chapter
• 2015 - Harry Jacobs, Long Island Metro Chapter
• 2014 - Tamara Boots, St. Louis Chapter (posthumously awarded)
• 2014 - Jim Old, Tidewater Chapter
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.