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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.

2014 City Lax Fall Season Schedule

August 13, 2014 9:39 PM

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It’s time to get back out on the lacrosse field and tune up your skills.  We’ve got an excellent lacrosse schedule mapped out for this fall.  Check out what we’ve got planned and register below.  Look forward to seeing you on the field!

 

2014 FALL SEASON CLINICS

High tempo workouts focused on stick skills, shooting, ground ball work, fitness/agility, and games!  Register now to take part in (7) fall clinics sure to make you a better player while having fun.

Dates: (7) Thursdays – 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9 & 10/16

Time: 4:30-6:30 PM

Who: 2nd-8th grade boys and girls

Where: MLK Rec Center (38th & Oneida)

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2014 FALL BREAK CAMP

Come get excellent lacrosse instruction & make your Fall Break a productive one!  Register now to take part in two full days of lacrosse instruction.  Camp days will include lacrosse instruction, games, fitness & enrichment discussion groups.  Register now!

Dates: 10/20 and 10/21 (DPS Fall Break)

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Who: 2nd-8th grade boys and girls

Where: MLK Rec Center (38th & Oneida)

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Week Long Backpacking and Camping Trip!

August 1, 2014 7:29 PM

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A group of five Denver City Lax student athletes just returned from a week long backpacking and camping trip in Medicine Bow National Forest in Wyoming.  City Lax partnered with Big City Mountaineers (BCM), a non-profit organization who specializes in outdoor wilderness expeditions for urban youth, in order to make the trip happen.  Read up and take a look at some of the images below that captured the once in a lifetime experience.

Individuals grow the most when they are put in unfamiliar and uncomfortable situations.  Immediately the group experienced a culture shock.  We were in a new environment with no electricity, running water (bathrooms/drinking water), shelter, or phone/communication with the outside world.  Each of us also had 30-50 lbs backpacks on with all of the food, supplies, and gear we would need while in the backcountry.  The first two days were the hardest, but the group began to bond and acclimate to the surroundings.

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Every day each youth participant was assigned a new role – navigator, water master, educator, cook, sweep.  These roles, combined with the overall experience, gave each City Lax student athlete the opportunity to hone their leadership, communication, decision making and responsibility skills.

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The beautiful setting made it easy to appreciate where we were.  Over the course of the week, we saw few people as we hiked roughly five miles a day through forest and around the base of massive mountain peaks.  Each night we set up camp at one of the many beautiful lakes created by the melting snow from the mountains above.

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There were many challenges that the group of City Lax participants, and adults, overcame throughout the week.  Some were physical, but many were mental.  Being away from family and the amenities of home were difficult, but the group pushed through the challenges and showed a great deal of perseverance.

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We’d like to give a special thank you to Big City Mountaineers, and the three adults who led our week long adventure – Andrew, Chris and Carl!

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