The Ohio City neighborhood in Cleveland is one of the pilot locations for the Lacrosse Communities Project, a new program where US Lacrosse helps support invested local organizations to bring the sport into underserved urban populations.

US Lacrosse and its North Coast Ohio Chapter have committed $300,000 to the program in local and national funds over two years. In addition to delivering ongoing lacrosse programming for youth in the Ohio City and surrounding Cleveland neighborhoods, a portion of those proceeds have funded the development of a small-sided lacrosse field at Urban Community School.

The field at UCS was dedicated earlier this month and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson was among the speakers and the day included a demonstration with players and coaches from nearby college and high school lacrosse programs to let students from UCS get a taste of the sport. The following video captures the spirt of the Lacrosse Communities Project and the smiles on so many faces.

Lacrosse Communities Project

Through strategic partnerships, the Lacrosse Communities Project seeks to create self-sustaining programs and ensure access to sports through the creation and renovation of athletic fields.

Learn More