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US Lacrosse is committed to a strategic plan to expand lacrosse participation and increase diversity and inclusion efforts in the game. With this comes USL’s sponsorship of the initial HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Lacrosse All-Star Classic, November 17 at Howard University’s Greene Stadium in Washington, D.C.
The event is a doubleheader, kicking off with a high school all-star game at 1 p.m., followed by a college all-star game at 3 p.m.
The college game will be a North-South showdown. The North roster is mostly players from Howard University and Morgan State University. Hampton University and Morehouse College contribute the most players to the South squad. The organizers of the event expect around 120 participants in the two games, including additional college participants from other HBCU teams.
Interested high school and college participants may apply online HERE!
US Lacrosse is committed to expanding participation for all and growing the game responsibly,” said Eboni Preston, associate director of diversity and inclusion at US Lacrosse. “We’re excited to see the efforts of the HBCU Lacrosse Consortium in bringing this event together, and we’re pleased to have an opportunity to be involved with the event.”
In addition to being on-site at Howard University and providing promotional giveaways to attendees, US Lacrosse has secured certified officials for both games and has pledged to provide complementary US Lacrosse membership for each of the players and coaches in both all-star games.
Players and coaches will be able to utilize their membership for access to US Lacrosse instructional clinics and professional development seminars throughout the coming year, and will also be eligible for grants and programs that further support the growth of the game. Additional membership benefits include a subscription to Lacrosse Magazine, playing and coaching drills and tips, on-field insurance coverage, and more.
The purpose of the HBCU Lacrosse Consortium is to provide the athletes, staff and faculty who love lacrosse at Historically Black Colleges & Universities with the opportunity to see and participate at a high level of college lacrosse by establishing a competitive outlet for lacrosse on HBCU campuses. This includes both club and varsity options.
We’ve had a great response to this event from the community and great
cooperation from the representatives of Howard University, our host venue,” said Rick Perry, a member of the HBCU Consortium. “We really hope that this event will serve as a catalyst to grow the game within the HBCU community.”
Don’t miss this historic weekend of lacrosse, plus the admission if FREE!
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