This month, Wood Lacrosse Sticks is advancing their goal of giving back and growing the game with a Black History Month commemorative shirt. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Kingsessing Road Runners, a youth Lacrosse program located in Philadelphia. Tim Morrison, Director of Roadrunners Lacrosse came into the shop to check out the operation and discuss our efforts to help the youth of Philadelphia through this incredible sports program, as well as sharing a few words about the Roadrunners and their work. We explained that we wanted our new design to help support and represent the history of African Americans within the sport of lacrosse. Our aim is to support the youth of the city of Philadelphia while celebrating the history of players, coaches, staff and the families that help open young eyes to the cultural diversity of the game.
Recently, our very own National Lacrosse League Philadelphia Wings team, along with Under Armour, donated equipment to the Roadrunners while hosting a learn-to-play clinic. More than 80 youth players participated, with the event being a great success. For more information on the wonderful event last January at Independence Charter School West, catch up on the Wings’ website here.
“Throughout the year, PLA volunteers work to organize youth clinics, coaching seminars and fundraising events (including the annual PLA Golf Outing), award camp scholarships, provide equipment to programs in need, sponsor area tournaments, support travel team, provide assistance to new programs (through the PLA New Start Program), maintain the Pennsylvania Lacrosse Hall of Fame and conduct numerous other activities to further the mission of the PLA and US Lacrosse.”Philadelphia Wings Press Release
Be sure to get your commemorative Black History Month shirt today!