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Philly’s Re-Education Foundation named as grant winner for @USLacrosse

Friday, 4th November 2016

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Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/4/16
From US Lacrosse

US Lacrosse, the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse, announced today that the organization has awarded 36 new grants to support lacrosse participation in underrepresented communities. These awards, made through the Diversity & Inclusion Grant Program, will be utilized by local organizations to initiate and continue programs that promote lacrosse diversity.

US Lacrosse believes that broad representation and participation add significant value to the lacrosse experience, and seeks to provide sustained leadership and resources for the growth of the game in all communities. Now in its third year, the D&I Grant Program is providing $87,000 in grants to this year’s community partners.

“We’re excited to provide these grants to assist committed organizations across the country in making a greater impact for diversity in our sport,” said Eboni Preston-Laurent, senior manager for diversity and inclusion at US Lacrosse. “Connecting people that are traditionally outside the lacrosse community is a primary focus for our diversity and inclusion efforts.”

The D&I grants range from $1,000 to $7,500, and are awarded in six separate categories: community impact, disability access, girls’ initiatives, urban outreach, event support and BRIDGE programs. Three US Lacrosse chapters were also awarded funding to support diversity initiatives. The 36 organizations receiving grants this year represent 22 different states across all regions of the country and the District of Columbia.

One named as a grant winner was the The Re-Education Foundation of Philadelphia.

Grant Recipient (State) — Type of Grant
• FAMU Men’s Lacrosse Club (Florida) — Community Impact Grant
• Long Island Urban Lacrosse Inc. (New York) — Community Impact Grant
• MW Sharp Shooters (Montana) — Community Impact Grant
• Stratford Sterling House Youth Lacrosse (Connecticut) — Community Impact Grant
• 13th Girl Foundation (Maryland) — Community Impact Grant
• Adaptive Lacrosse PA (Pennsylvania) — Disability Access Grant
• St. Paul Magic (Minnesota) — Disability Access Grant
• Wheelchair Lacrosse USA (California) — Disability Access Grant
• Skyway Warriors Girls’ Lacrosse (Washington) — Girls’ Initiative Grant
• YMCA of Middletown (New York) — Girls’ Initiative Grant
• Salamanac Sticks (New York) — Girls’ Initiative Grant
• Girls Athletic Leadership Schools (Colorado) — Girls’ Initiative Grant
• Knoxville Police Department (Tennessee) — Girls’ Initiative Grant
• Amistad Academy Middle School (Connecticut) — Urban Outreach Grant
• City Lacrosse (California) — Urban Outreach Grant
• Coastal Lacrosse (South Carolina) — Urban Outreach Grant
• Eric Snow Family YMCA (Ohio) — Urban Outreach Grant
• Eyekonz Sports League (Pennsylvania) — Urban Outreach Grant
• Grace Leadership Preparatory Institute (Florida) — Urban Outreach Grant
• Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center (Delaware) — Urban Outreach Grant
• Konawaena Wildcats Lacrosse Club (Hawaii) — Urban Outreach Grant
• New Horizons Lacrosse Fund (Texas) — Urban Outreach Grant
• Richmond Athletics & Education Bulldogs (Virginia) — Urban Outreach Grant
• SacLAX Vision (California) — Urban Outreach Grant
• Wilson High School (Washington, D.C.) — Urban Outreach Grant
• Youth L.I.F.E. Support Network, LLC (New York) — Urban Outreach Grant
• Baltimore Urban Lacrosse League (Maryland) — Event Support Grant
• Bosse High School (Indiana) — Event Support Grant
• The Re-Education Foundation (Pennsylvania) — Event Support Grant
• Lacrosse Association for Sports Safety (Florida) — Event Support Grant
• City of Moraine (Ohio) — BRIDGE Grant
• Hoboken Redwings (New Jersey) — BRIDGE Grant
• BlaxLax Inc (Maryland) — BRIDGE Grant
• Central Ohio Chapter of US Lacrosse — Chapter Grant
• Kentucky Chapter of US Lacrosse — Chapter Grant
• San Diego Chapter of US Lacrosse — Chapter Grant


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