Denver City Lax works to create opportunities for inner-city youth in the Denver area.The organization is guided by several beliefs.First, the sport of lacrosse can provide both on the field and classroom lessons.The educational opportunities associated with lacrosse – from elementary school through college, are numerous.Second, a sports program can provide the framework to teach and learn character, and to learn about values including honesty, kindness, generosity, equality and respect.And third, that providing opportunity and building character in our youth is essential and important to raising community leaders of today and tomorrow.
Towards that end, Denver City Lax attempts to:
Promote lacrosse within Denver urban neighborhoods so that it will contribute to a well-rounded and meaningful educational experience for student athletes at the elementary and middle school level;
Promote lacrosse as a positive model to teach teamwork, sportsmanship and scholarship;
Promote values – respect, tolerance, hard work, sportsmanship – to provide a foundation for future success in high school, college and life.
To help accomplish these goals, Denver City Lax will:
Provide education about the game of lacrosse to inner-city youth in Denver;
Provide experienced coaching, officiating and adult guidance;
Provide the opportunity, including equipment and uniforms, to any qualified student regardless of ability to pay;
Promote the importance of education;
Promote and teach ways to live a healthy lifestyle;
Provide students the chance to capitalize on the opportunities lacrosse can offer at all levels of education and the years beyond.