Coach Eric and Coach Ben were invited to sit down with University of Denver Men’s Lacrosse Associate Head Coach Matt Brown on the Mile High Lacrosse Show.
If you would like your participant to go to camp this summer, you will need to fill out this form. Summer Camps are open to current City Lax participants.
All camps are organized and run by private businesses, and take place on different dates throughout the Summer. Most are 3-4 days between 8AM – 5PM; however, some are overnight.
Scholarships to summer camps will be determined by:
- 2015 Spring Attendance
- Spring Progress Reports
- Financial Need
The opportunity to attend a summer lacrosse camp is contingent on the participant’s accountability to attend camp each day, and be a GREAT representative of the organization. The majority of these camp spots are extended to City Lax at no cost, so it is important for us to send participants who will be ambassadors for the organization.
- Write a brief thank you letter to the camp
- Be at camp everyday, and early
- Be respectful to coaches and other campers
- Display upmost sportsmanship
- Say “hello” and “thank you” with a handshake everyday to the coaches and directors
- Make new friends
- Always work hard
- Have fun
We will do our best to offer at least one potential camp date to each participant who meets the above requirements. If the date offered does not work, we will try to find another, but can not guarantee it.
We caught up Denver City Lax Alum Jada Bonner who’s in her freshman year at Regis University. We wanted to find out a little about her life as a college student. The following questions were answered by Jada.
What is your daily routine?
Generally I wake up (around 7:00 AM) , get breakfast, go to class, and go to work. I work for a community based work-study on campus called Father Woody’s. After work I go to another class, then over to lacrosse practice. After practice I get dinner with the team, and finish the day with study hall or down time in my dorm.
What’s your favorite class, and why? What majors are you interested in?
My favorite class is Accounting. There’s some other classes I’m excited to take in the future, like Spanish, Philosophy and few other things. I’m interested in majoring in Accounting or Finance.
What’s your favorite thing about college? Favorite thing about playing lacrosse at Regis?
My favorite thing about college is the freedom I have. It’s a big responsibility and it can feel overwhelming at first, but I’ve come to enjoy and embrace it.
My favorite thing about playing lacrosse at Regis is having a team that always has my back. Committing to this team has been one of the best decisions I’ve made.
Do you have any free time? What’s your favorite thing to do in your free time?
I do get some free time. My favorite thing to do in my free time is usually hang out with friends and teammates, or relax and take a nap.
What suggestion, or life lessons that you’ve learned, do you have for younger City Lax participants?
A suggestion for younger City Lax kids is to learn how to reflect on yourself and your actions/behavior early. Whether good or bad, it’s important to learn how to look in the mirror in order to grow into who you want to be. It’s hard to do initially. You can start by writing down weekly reflections.
The 2015 Denver City Lax Spring Season is underway! Returning and new participants filled the field.
There’s always a lot of energy on the field during the first week of practice, and this year was no different. Returning players picked up right where they left off and helped set the example for the new participants who just picked up a stick for the first time.
This Spring Denver City Lax will field a total of 11 teams (7 boys and 4 girls) between the 2nd grade and 8th grade age levels.
We are fortunate to have a coaching staff that we feel rivals any youth program in the country. The volunteer coaching staff is made up of professional lacrosse players, Tewaaraton finalists, All-Americans, and just some flat out awesome coaches. With nearly 50 full time coaches there’s an excellent coach to player ratio which helps make sure kids get as much individual instruction as possible.
With the energy displayed by kids, families, and coaches the 2015 season is sure to be a great one. Stay posted for weekly updates including pictures of our Parent 101 Lacrosse Clinics and Equipment pass out.
The United Club Level at Sports Authority Field at Mile High once again provided a tremendous venue for the Denver City Lax Mile High Gala.
A sold out room of over 400 supporters gathered on February 18 to celebrate kids in Denver City Lax and assist in providing educational and enrichment opportunities for youth in under-served Denver communities through the sport of lacrosse.
The Mile High Gala has become the local lacrosse event of the year bringing together individuals from all affiliations acting in unison to grow the game by providing opportunity and access for Denver area urban youth. The evening featured a cocktail and dinner hour, silent auction and special appeal. Presenters included six-time NCAA championship and current University of Denver head coach Bill Tierney, DU and World Games gold medal winning coach Matt Brown, and Denver Outlaw president Mac Freeman, as well as 8th grade City Lax participant Cole Finley-Ponds.
We want to thank the Colorado lacrosse and business communities for helping Denver City Lax provide resources to kids in urban Denver neighborhoods! We also want to recognize this year’s sponsors: The Denver Outlaws, Team 180, Boom Town Lacrosse and the Denver Lacrosse Club.
A beautiful day greeted over 150 Colorado high school lacrosse players and families representing 10 Denver area schools working together to raise money in support of Denver City Lax.
The 2015 City Lax Dash marked the most successful non-profit fundraiser attributable to high school lacrosse players in Colorado history.
In only it’s second year, the Denver City Lax Dash has become a pre-season activity for Colorado high school coaches and players to support the growth of the game in a positive way.
Thank you to all of the runners who participated in the Dash and to the participating High School programs!
Participating HS Programs
Regis Jesuit, Rock Canyon, Denver East, Colorado Academy, Cherry Creek, Highlands Ranch, Mullen, and Kent Denver.
For the third straight year we partnered with SOS Outreach to take two separate groups of Denver City Lax participants skiing. All but just a few of the kids had never been skiing before. These ski trips are one example of the different enrichment opportunities that City Lax participants are able to take advantage of.
Thank you to SOS Outreach, Breckenridge Ski Resort, and our awesome ski instructors!
What is the Dash?
The Dash is a running race taking place at Washington Park on February 11, 2018, in support of Denver City Lax. Last year, over 300 high school boys and girls lacrosse players from schools throughout Colorado ran in the Dash making it the most successful non-profit fundraiser attributable to high school lacrosse players in Colorado lacrosse history.
The Dash is a fundraiser for Denver City Lax. By participating in the race, runners are helping City Lax continue to create educational and enrichment opportunities for youth in underserved Denver areas through the sport of lacrosse.
Runners receive valuable community service hours (up to 20) for helping impact a kid’s life that they share the common bond of lacrosse with.
It’s an opportunity to get in shape and increase fitness in preparation for the upcoming spring lacrosse season. Many coaches use the Dash to meet their team’s running requirements.
Runners gain a sense of accomplishment through both helping a local nonprofit work with at-risk kids while also bettering themselves.
It’s a community event that has emerged as the most successful non-profit fundraiser attributable to Colorado high school lacrosse players.
How do players sign up?
Fill out the Dash Registration Form HERE
Denver City Lax will create a personal online page for each runner, and send it back to anyone that registers (Runners – be sure to check your email).
Runners can then personalize their online page with their own picture, fundraising goal and any statement as to why they are running in the Dash.
Runners then share their fundraising page with family and friends (Email, letter, social media, etc.), asking for support in their run for Denver City Lax.
“When and Where” is this year’s City Lax Dash?
- The Dash takes place on February 11, 2018 at Washington Park (MAP) in Denver.
- Race Day Logistics: Arrive and park at South High School
- 9:15 a.m. Runner check-in and snacks at City Lax tent
- 10:00 a.m. Race begins!
- 10:30-12:30 p.m. Post-race festivities (music, 3x games, prizes, and more).
How much does it cost to register for the City Lax Dash?
City Lax picks up all race registration fees, but each runner must raise a minimum of $100 on their personal crowdfunding page to run in the Dash.
Once the $100 minimum is met the individual will be entered into the race.
City Lax also gives each runner a great race t-shirt.
How do I get community service hours?
Runners can earn up to 20 hours of community service for participating in the City Lax Dash.
Community service hours are earned through the time spent physically training and then running in the Dash; hours spent signing up teammates or others to register for the Dash; hour spent creating awareness about the City Lax organization; and hours spent fundraising in order to meet your individual monetary goal.
Runners keep track of their hours, and then Denver City Lax is asked by each runner to review hours submitted and provide confirmation.
How does Crowdrise work?
Crowdrise is a team-based crowdfunding platform. Each school participating in the Dash has a team page, and each runner representing that school has their own personal page. When runners reach out to family and friends asking for support in their running effort, potential donors will be directed to each runner’s personal page to make a contribution.
What is Denver City Lax?
Denver City Lax is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit youth development program using lacrosse as a platform for social change in urban Denver neighborhoods. Hundreds of kids participate in our program delivering health, character and leadership skills that lead to academic success and positive social outcomes. All programming is provided at no cost to participants and their families.
Over 300 full-time participants are part of Denver City Lax, and 1,000’s of new kids have been introduced to the great game of lacrosse.
In addition to lacrosse, year-round opportunities for Denver City Lax participants include leadership camps, academic assistance, outdoor adventure experiences, enrichment activities, college visits and individual mentoring.