TopLaxrecruits.com, Posted 10/6/15
From US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse, announced today that the organization has awarded 22 new grants as part of its Chapter Grant Program. These awards support the local lacrosse development efforts of regional US Lacrosse chapters.
Each chapter submitted its grant request based on locally-identified initiatives and priorities. Approved grants will be utilized for various activities that support the growth of the sport at the grassroots level.
“US Lacrosse is humbled by the hard work and dedication of the men and women who lead our regional chapters throughout the country,” said Steve Kirr, director of regional development at US Lacrosse. “The chapter grants serve annually to finance programs and services to local lacrosse organizations benefiting our membership and the sport of lacrosse.”
US Lacrosse has 67 chapters nationwide that help deliver many of the programs and services offered by the organization. Each chapter has a leadership board that works in conjunction with the national office to identify local priorities and organize chapter and regional initiatives. Grants typically range from $500 to $2,000.
In alphabetical order, the US Lacrosse chapters receiving 2015 grants and a brief description of the use of the grant are below. Some chapters received more than one grant.
The chapter received two grants, which will be used for officials training and education, and applied towards hosting a men’s Level 1 Coaching Education Program (CEP) Clinic.
The grant will be used to train additional local officials.
The grant will be used to offset the cost of sending an inner city youth lacrosse team to the Summer Sizzle Tournament in Baltimore.
The chapter received two grants. One grant will help support the Breaking Barriers Club, the first adaptive lacrosse program in New York. The second grant will be used for officials training and education.
The grant will be used to purchase new equipment for the chapter’s equipment loaner program.
The grant will be used for official’s education and training, with hopes of hosting more youth tournaments in the community in the future.
The chapter received two grants. One grant will be used to help host a Learn-to-Play clinic. The other grant will be used to host a men’s and women’s Level 1 Coaching Education Program (CEP) clinic.
Grant funding will be used to support lacrosse events in the community that help grow the sport.
New Jersey South
The chapter received two grants. One grant will be used to host a combined men’s and women’s Level 1 Coaching Education Program clinic. The second grant will be used to purchase a chapter branded canopy and flag to increase awareness of the chapter at regional events.
North Coast Ohio
The grant will be used to host a Skills and Drills clinic for players, coaches and officials and a Coaches Clinic and Officials Roundtable.
The chapter will use grant funds to support and develop Lighthouse Lacrosse, a local lacrosse league, and to send a men’s coach and official and a women’s coach and official to the US Lacrosse Convention in January 2016.
The grant will be used to host the annual High School Senior All-Star Awards and Games. This event generates awareness and support of lacrosse in the community.
Western New York
The chapter will use the grant to host a middle school recruiting combine, which will give youth that live in challenging communities the opportunity to be exposed to lacrosse and learn leadership, character building, teamwork and other positive life lessons.
Western North Carolina
The chapter received three grants. Two grants will be used to support officials training and education and hosting a Level 1 and 2 Coaching Education Program clinic. The third grant will be used to host a youth clinic in conjunction with the Charlotte Hounds of the MLL.