A winter wonderland was the backdrop for a record breaking day at this year’s Denver City Lax Dash.
The Dash supports City Lax in bringing lacrosse to urban neighborhoods and assisting at-risk youth in finding success on the field and in the classroom through the sport of lacrosse.
A high spirited Colorado lacrosse community came out in force to assist City Lax in providing access and opportunity to the game. A beautiful sun-filled Colorado morning greeted runners following an early weekend storm that blanketed race venue Washington Park in snow.
Over 400 boys and girls high school lacrosse players teamed up with a number of youth players, coaches, club teams and college students to run the 4 mile race in support of City Lax. Participants fundraise prior to the event, and this year their collective effort set a Dash record.
“The Dash is driven by Colorado youth wanting to help provide access to the game to kids from all neighborhoods,” said City Lax program manager Eric Law. “It’s become a true community event thanks to the runners, and also their friends and family that jump in to support.”
The Regis Jesuit Boys Lacrosse program led all teams in the number of runners participating and fundraising. Joe Madden, a Regis Jesuit sophomore, was this year’s fundraising leader and first place finisher in the race.
Dash partners and sponsors committed to youth and giving back to the community were: Positive Tracks, HeadWrapz, Under Armour, LXTC Lacrosse, and Encore Brand Lacrosse.