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2014 Denver City Lax Dash

February 10, 2014 5:34 PM

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Colorado high school lacrosse players hailing from various schools came together on February 9, 2014 to participate in a 5K race and raise over $22,000 for Denver City Lax.  The event was the first annual Denver City Lax Dash, and was hosted by the Valentine Day 5k Washington Park Run.

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The Colorado lacrosse community knocked it out of the park for Denver City Lax.  The Dash was the most successful non-profit fundraiser attributable to high school lacrosse players in Colorado lacrosse history!

Prior to the race the high school runners reached out to donors requesting support in their run for Denver City Lax.

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The top fundraising group was Regis Jesuit High School.  They raised over $8,500 for Denver City Lax.  The top three individual fundraisers were 1. Dylan Johnson (Cherry Creek), 2. Mac Mease (Colorado Academy), and 3. Broderick Vitale (Cherry Creek).

Numerous other students helped made the event a success.  This event happened solely because of the hard work and generosity of these young Colorado HS student athletes and those who supported their efforts.  The Colorado Lacrosse community should be proud!

Participating High Schools:

Cherry Creek
Colorado Academy
Denver Elite
Regis Jesuit
Rock Canyon
Mullen
Wheat Ridge
Palmer

All donations 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.  The spring youth lacrosse league is the organization’s centerpiece, and each year more activities are offered throughout the year to include the opportunity to play on tournament teams, attend summer camps, study at leadership training camps, travel to the mountains for summer and winter activities, mentorship, and assistance with academic guidance.

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Denver City Lax Mile High Gala

January 21, 2014 3:32 PM

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We are thrilled to announce the first annual Denver City Lax Mile High Gala at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on February 26, 2014.

The night will bring together a group of business, lacrosse, educational, and community leaders celebrating the first class of outstanding City lax graduates entering college in the fall of 2014.

Take in the unique setting and ambiance of the United Club Level while enjoying an open bar, hors d’ouevres, and both live and silent auctions.

Hear presentations from our Keynote Speaker, Bill Tierney (University of Denver Men’s Lacrosse Coach), and City Lax participants on their involvement.

All proceeds will support our mission to create educational and enrichment opportunities for youth in underserved Denver neighborhoods through the sport of lacrosse.

Eric Law Joins City Lax Staff

September 1, 2013 5:06 AM

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DENVER, CO, September 23, 2013 -  Denver City Lax announced today that Eric Law has been hired as a Program Manager for the 2013-14 season.  Denver City Lax is a sports-based youth development organization creating educational and enrichment opportunities for youth in underserved Denver neighborhoods.  The program has introduced lacrosse to thousands of youth, and currently serves over 200 students in the metro area at no cost to participants.

“We’re thrilled to add Eric to our staff,” said Executive Director, Rod Allison.  “He is highly thought of both locally and nationally, and has a wealth of lacrosse knowledge to go along with a great work ethic.  We think Eric can make an immediate impact, and assist Denver City Lax in our next phase of growth.”

Law grew up in Littleton, CO and attended Arapahoe High School where he led his team to their first state championship in 2009.  He graduated in 2013 from the University of Denver where he served as a captain under Bill Tierney, and helped lead the Pioneers to the NCAA Final Four.  While at DU, Law accumulated 152 career points and was named a USILA Scholar All-American & Honorable Mention All American.

“I am excited to join Denver City Lax where I have the opportunity to give back to the sport that has given me endless amounts of possibilities,” said Law.  “I am proud to be a part of an organization that is about more than just sports.”

Law currently plays Major League Lacrosse for the Denver Outlaws where he finished a record setting rookie season.  The Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League made Law the 28th overall selection in the NLL draft, and he was also named to the USA national team’s 52-player training roster.

Law will be joining University of Denver alumni and fellow Denver Outlaw Dillon Roy in working with Denver City Lax.  Roy has played an instrumental role with the youth organization for several years as a volunteer, coach, mentor and board member.

“It’s our goal to involve the best possible people in our organization, and we are lucky to have people like Eric and Dillon on board,” said Allison.  “They are not only two of the best lacrosse players ever from the state of Colorado, but more importantly, they are passionate about using lacrosse to make an impact in young kid’s lives.”

For additional information, please contact Denver City Lax at 303-725-5500, or visit their website atwww.citylaxdenver.org.

Denver City Lax Takes Off for SummerBounce Camp

July 10, 2012 4:28 AM

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Six Denver City Lax middle school participants and two coaches are spending the week at New Hampton School in New Hampshire at MetroLacrosse’s overnight SummerBounce camp experience.  SummerBounce, established in 2001 by MetroLacrosse, is hosted at a rural site with the goal of encouraging youth to step outside their comfort zone and take on new experiences.  SummerBounce brings 100 youth and adults together from different cities across the country.  Campers learn to work together through a combination of lacrosse skill sessions, games, ropes course activities, teambuilding initiatives and workshops and leadership training.  High school age Denver City Lax players will attend a second session of SummerBounce in August.

Thanks to MetroLacrosse and the Mikel Olson Foundation for making this experience possible for Denver City Lax.