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2018 City Lax Dash FAQ’s

December 7, 2014 7:47 PM

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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.

Why run?

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.

Save the Date! 2015 Denver City Lax Mile High Gala

November 4, 2014 3:53 PM

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Mark your calendar for the Denver City Lax Mile High Gala on February 18, 2015!

Over 300 people joined us in 2014 for an evening of fun and community at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.  This coming February we will be back in the beautiful United Club Level for another great evening.

View Pictures From Last Year

Last year’s Gala assisted City Lax in offering more kids more opportunities than in any previous year to date.  With your help the 2015 season promises even more success.

 

2015 Denver City Lax Dash – Mark the Calendar!

October 29, 2014 2:24 PM

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Denver City Lax is bringing the Colorado Lacrosse community together to support and rally around a great cause – The Denver City Lax Dash!  This year the race will take place on Sunday, February 8, 2015.

The Dash is a 5K race involving members of the Colorado Lacrosse community.  The race will take part within the Valentine’s Day 5k in Washington Park.

This past year, 100+ runners participated in the first ever Denver City Lax Dash.  All funds raised from the Dash help Denver City Lax offer all programming at no cost to participants to remove any barrier that might hinder opportunity and access.

We need your help to make this year’s race an even bigger success!

Support someone running for City Lax

To run on behalf of Denver City Lax Contact: Eric Law Eric@CityLaxDenver.org or fill out the registration here.

 

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2014 Fall Break Camp

October 23, 2014 8:43 PM

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We just wrapped up a our first ever Fall camp!  The camp took place over two full days at MLK Jr Recreation Center in Park Hill, and coincided with the Denver Public Schools Fall Break.

The goal was simple.  Get City Lax participants doing something fun, active, and positive over their Fall break.

Each day consisted of both lacrosse and non-lacrosse activities including but not limited to: lacrosse skill development, enrichment/debate, 3x lacrosse, sharks and minnows, fitness, tag, and capture the flag.

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It was great to have some stellar coaches including Dillon Roy, Eric Law, Mike Reilly, Myya Bonner Jr (City Lax Alum), Daniel Rahe (City Lax Alum), and Coach Ben all helping make it a fun experience.

There were a lot of smiles and laughs from both the kids and coaches.

 

 

City Lax girls visit CU Boulder Women’s Team

October 22, 2014 8:43 PM

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A group of City Lax girls headed up to Boulder on Saturday, October 18 to hang out with the CU Women’s Lacrosse team and get a campus tour.  We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful fall day.

The day started by watching the CU Women’s intersquad Black vs Gold scrimmage.  All the City Lax girls were impressed by the skill of the CU team.

Following the scrimmage players from the CU women’s team partnered up with the City Lax girls for a walk around campus and a tour of the college’s facilities.  The girls hit it off right away!


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Walking around the beautiful Boulder campus with the flatirons in the background got everyone in the college frame of mind.  The visit had all the girls thinking and talking about their future goals.

Thank you to the CU Women’s Lacrosse coaches and players for the awesome experience!


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2015 #CITYLAXDASH – FAQ’s

September 1, 2014 4:27 PM

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What is the Dash?

The Denver City Lax Dash is a 5K race that will take place at Washington Park on February 8th, 2015.  The race is bringing the Colorado lacrosse community together to support and rally around a great cause.    The Dash is a community service opportunity engaging the Colorado High School lacrosse community in a fundraising event benefiting Denver City Lax!    Last year, in 2014, over 100 HS lacrosse players from all over Colorado ran in the Dash making it the most successful non-profit fundraiser attributable to high school lacrosse players in Colorado lacrosse history!

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Why Run?

All proceeds from the event go straight to benefiting youth in City Lax, which eliminates the financial barrier to the sport of lacrosse and then uses the game to engage participants in team play, leadership and youth development camps, travel, outdoor adventure experiences, mentoring, and college preparation.  There’s also a lot of other reasons you should sign up!

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How to Sign Up?

Fill out the form embedded in the “Sign Up to Run” button below.  From there, we will make your personal crowdfunding page and send it to you.  You can add a picture to your personal page then send out your Crowdrise page link to friends and family. Once you have achieved fundraising $100 you will be registered in the 5K race.

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How Does Crowdrise Work?

Crowdrise is a team-based crowdfundraising platform.  Each school participating in the Dash has a team page, and each runner representing that school has their own personal page.  This is where you ask friends and family to support your running effort.

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Have Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Eric Law – Eric@CityLaxDenver.org

City Lax Staff/Coaches Help Lead Denver Outlaws to First MLL Championship

August 24, 2014 6:59 PM

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In thrilling fashion the Denver Outlaws won their first MLL Championship 12-11 over the Rochester Rattlers.  The Outlaws championship breaks a nine year streak of the Outlaws going to the playoffs but never winning it all.

Denver City Lax Program Manager, Eric Law (Attack #15), and Development Volunteer/Board of Director, Dillon Roy (Defense #91), each played a critical role in helping the Outlaws secure their first Steinfeld Cup.  Dillon has collected some serious hardware this summer, after winning the FIL World Championship with Canada previously this summer.

Both Dillon and Eric are the only two Colorado natives on the Denver Outlaws roster – making the championship especially nice as the Steinfeld Cup now resides in their home town!

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This Outlaws Championship also marks a special victory for Outlaws super vets – Lee Zink and Jesse Schwartzman – who have been working hard since 2006 and 2007 respectively to win it all with the Outlaws.

City Lax has been fortunate to have a strong relationship with members of the Denver Outlaws.  In addition to Dillon and Eric, Mac Freeman (President of the Denver Outlaws) has been a long time supporter, City Lax Coach and Board of Director.  Lee Zink, Jeremy Noble, Cameron Flint, Terry Ellis, Ken Clausen, and Dylan Sheridan have also been kind enough to give their time and support.

Go Outlaws!

2014 City Lax Banquet

August 19, 2014 7:43 PM

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On Monday, August 18, participants, families, coaches, and friends from all City Lax teams gathered at the City Park Pavilion to celebrate the 2014 season.

The City Lax Banquet is always special because a large number of people come together to celebrate the success of all the City Lax student athletes.  The Banquet also serves as a great way to wrap up our Summer programming and kick off the Fall.

 

Home from New Hampshire

August 17, 2014 10:13 PM

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Nine Denver City Lax high school student athletes traveled across the country to New Hampton, New Hampshire to attend the SummerBounce lacrosse and leadership camp hosted by MetroLacrosse.

All of the kids had a great time, learned a lot, and challenged themselves mentally and physically.  This experience is a great opportunity for our high school student athletes to meet individuals from around the country and to learn key skills that will make an impact in their lives on and off the lacrosse field.

The City Lax group was chaperoned by Mike Reilly, a local Colorado lacrosse and football player, who recently graduated from Dartmouth University.

SummerBounce is hosted by MetroLacrosse, a Boston organization that brings together youth from urban lacrosse programs across the United States for a week-long overnight camp held at the New Hampton School in New Hampshire.  In addition to lacrosse, daily activities include group team building exercises, classroom enrichment sessions and outdoor challenges.  Campers stay in dorms and each day rise early and work and play late.