February 12, 2019 - 4:41 PM
A snow covered City Park, Denver’s most historical open space venue, was the backdrop this past Sunday for the 6th annual Denver City Lax Dash.
The Dash is a 5k fundraising event to support Denver City Lax and their work introducing the sport of lacrosse at no cost and then assisting youth in finding success on the field and in the classroom. Runners fundraise on behalf of City Lax prior to the event, and a committed and gracious group set a new Dash fundraising record.
The Colorado lacrosse community drives the Dash and runners and supporters were out in force this past Sunday on a brisk but beautiful Colorado morning. More than 400 boys and girls high school lacrosse players from over 20 high schools joined together with club teams, coaches, parents and players from the youth ranks to run the 5k.
“The Dash is a true feel good story,” commented Denver City Lax staff member and professional player Eric Law who headed up race coordination. “The Colorado lacrosse community is incredible in giving everyone the opportunity to love this game regardless of resources.”
Raising money, however, isn’t the entire story. “The Dash has become an activity for the entire community to support the growth of the game in a positive way,” says program director Ben Allison. “Kids and families from different backgrounds come together to celebrate collectively.”
Next month City Lax will field 16+ boys and girls teams ranging in age from K through 8th while continuing to supporting students that play through high school and college.
Past Denver City Lax student-athletes are now in college, many as first in family attendees. Two current high school seniors enroll next fall at Johns Hopkins and Richmond respectfully.
Helping making race day a special event were vendors the Denver Outlaws, Motive Pure, Elite Speed, iSplack, and Denver Sports Recovery.
Dash sponsors and partners, all committed to giving back to the community and supporting youth, were LXTC Lacrosse Training Center, Under Armour, Encore Brand Lacrosse and Positive Tracks. For the second year in a row, City Lax has partnered with Positive Tracks, a national non-profit, to support youth runners participating in the City Lax Dash through mentorship and matching donations.
October 26, 2016 - 3:13 AM
August 11, 2016 - 3:12 PM
SKILL SPECIFIC TRAINING
Fine tune your skills! Fall clinics will focus specifically on lacrosse fundamentals and shooting. Don’t miss this opportunity to get reps and get better.
Dates: (6) Thursdays – 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
Location: MLK Recreation Center
Times: 5:00-6:30 PM
- Returning and new participants
- Kindergarten-8th Grade
- Boys and Girls
August 2, 2016 - 7:10 PM
A huge THANK YOU to the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame! The CSHOF not only honors individuals and athletes meriting distinction in our state, but each year their youth sports and donation committee selects organizations working to help youth sports and education in Colorado. Denver City lax is honored to be both a current year and past recipient of CSHOF’s support!
The financial assistance provided by CSHOF is a positive and meaningful boost to Denver City Lax and numerous other youth organizations working throughout the state. You can read more about CSHOF’s impact in the community here: Colorado Sports Hall of Fame
Here’s the donation story http://www.coloradosports.org/index.php/news/item/317-the-colorado-sports-hall-of-fame-makes-200-000-in-donations
May 12, 2016 - 4:56 PM
Join City Lax parent and Health Activist, Cher Crichlow, for a short meet-up to discuss authentic health strategies. Human bodies across the globe want the same thing – nutritious food to be absorbed in the blood to supply nutrients to power the whole body. Human bodies are amazing and they always move toward health. They don’t naturally want to be diseased, tired, dull, and sick. They don’t know how to hide the truth.
- What: the REAL Value of Health meet-up
- When: Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 19 at 5:30-6:00p. The meet-up will cover the same information on both days.
- Where: Bench on 38th Street, outside at MLK park
Give VALUE to your health. Learn what is possible. One person with a renewed health practice has the potential to affect many others.
February 12, 2016 - 9:25 PM
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.