CityLax Announces: Remembering 9/11, A Year Long Tribute, 20 Years Later
January 26, 2021
For Immediate Release
CityLax, a leading Nonprofit in the urban youth development space, humbly announces the launch of "Remembering 9/11", a year-long series of programs to engage, educate, and unite our communities by recalling and reflecting on the tragic events of 20 years ago.
For those adults who lived through the 9/11 events and for young people of today, we will conduct a series of discussions over the next 12 months through the CityLax Virtual Dialogue Platform. A large number of the 2977 lost in the attack on the Trade Center were from the Tri-state area lacrosse community; our CityLax Dialogue sessions will seek to enlighten viewers on the lives of several key members who were outstanding in their professional careers that followed success on the lacrosse field.
Using the powerful collections and media tools at the 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan, CityLax will offer an educational day for CityLax-New York City public school student-athletes to visit the site and museum, escorted and lectured by First Responders and museum personnel. This will be followed by a lacrosse clinic for the students given by NYPD, FDNY, and pro players. Embracing CityLax's standing partnership with the NYPD, the Dialogues and Museum events will be followed by a "9/11 Remembrance Day of Lacrosse", featuring the NYPD vs. FDNY lacrosse teams competing, preceded by a game featuring teams composed of leading New York City public high school players and players from the New York tri-state area.
CityLax Board member Jarett Wait puts the "Remembering 9/11" events in perspective: "There was a moment in time 20 years ago when the country united due to the devastation of 9/11. Today we have a breakdown of trust. We believe we can start to rebuild that trust by connecting New York’s Finest and Bravest with inner city students through the game of lacrosse."
CityLax CEO John Moser added: "With our country currently divided by social justice, the Pandemic, and politics, we are hoping by staging these events to respectfully remember those we lost 20 years ago, it will educate and bring a sense of unity so badly needed for our City and the country to move ahead."