WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER!
Dear CityLax Family,
Amidst the current Covid-19 health crisis, CityLax and our lacrosse family is more commited than ever to stand with our student-athletes! We recognize the unquestionable inconvenience that closure of NYC Schools is having on the lives of our student-athletes and their families. WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS, and would like to think that lacrosse and the life-skills that CityLax teaches will carry us all through this time. With the right attitude, challenges present potential to become opportunities. In this spirit, we offer some food for thought and action during this challenging time:
- CITYLAX COVID-19 FAMILY AND COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE | AVAILABLE HERE!
- Stay Safe! Wash your hands, stay home, and be a helping hand to your parents and siblings.
- Maintain Your Academic Instruction: While you're out of school, be attentive to the demands of your schools on-line curriculum.
- Stay Engaged! Read! Try something new like drawing or writing.
- Improve Your Stick Skills! Whether you are a beginner or a professional player, you can ALWAYS improve your stick skills. When appropriate and keeping your social distance, get out on your own on the wall or with a friend! Here is a link to a wall ball lesson with Kyle Harrison. There are tons of other creative videos on YouTube.
- Stay Positive! This is not a time to hang our heads; our attitudes must be determined yet patient. This time will pass!
Yours In Lacrosse,
John Moser, CEO | Mat Levine, Founder | Shep Skiff, Operations + Development
CityLax 2020 Annual Benefit Postponed!
March 12, 2020
To Our Athletes, Honorees, Guests, Sponsors and Donors:
Regretfully, we have decided to postpone our 2020 CityLax Annual Benefit that was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 28th 2020 at New York Athletic Club. This decision is based upon a combination of information provided by national and local public health officials, in consultation with our Board of Directors and New York Athletic Club.
New Date: Tuesday September 8, 2020 at New York Athletic Club.
As we work through these rearrangement details, we will send more information along via text, email, web, and social media.
Thank you for your generosity and support for the students of New York City and urban youth everywhere. As a lacrosse family we WILL get through this!
Yours, In Lacrosse,
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Dear CityLax Community:
We are humbled by your generosity in support of our STICK-ing with NYC Public Middle Schools Giving Tuesday campaign! Thank you very much!
These funds will go directly to outfitting our Public Middle School program initiative with boys and girls lacrosse sticks. We estimate this will help us start 3 after-school programs in the next 3-6 months in the borough of Manhattan at locations in Harlem, a crucial first step toward our bold CityLax 5-borough Middle School development strategy to launch 45 programs over the next 3 years. We're on our way!
Changing Lives, One Ground Ball at a Time
Volunteers Help Our Student-Athletes Succeed
“My favorite CityLax memory is telling a new player at one of our clinics that, yes, she could get a scholarship for playing goalie. To see the relief and excitement on her face when she found out that this was an opportunity for her to get farther in life than maybe was possible before was one of the moments that I’ll always cherish.”
CityLax Volunteer Coach
“One of the really powerful things that I’ve experienced is that the conversations went from being just about lacrosse to now including what they’re going to do after high school. I think that those conversations are more important than lacrosse itself. As volunteers, we get to help grow these student-athletes from being teenagers into adults.”
CityLax Volunteer Coach
“I feel really fortunate that I have been able to be a role model and positive influence in so many girls lives over the years. The most rewarding thing for me is seeing someone through the full four years and how excited they are to say, ‘Coach, I got accepted to these colleges and this is what I’m going to do!’ when I knew them back as a freshman when they were trying to just get their feet beneath them.”