3d Social Responsibility
3d Lacrosse is committed to giving back to the communities in which we live and work. Beyond the most natural expression of our expertise – providing an extraordinary amount of in-kind lacrosse instruction to worthy organizations – we also donate funds, uniforms and equipment to a variety of non-profit and community-based groups both inside and outside of the lacrosse industry. Additionally, our staff and coaches serve as volunteers and board members for organizations in their individual regions to support and grow the game of lacrosse.
Highlights of our recent efforts include:
• Program Donations – On an annual basis, we donate more than $25,000 worth of 3d Lacrosse training (camps, clinics and workshops) to school auctions, non-profit fundraisers, and other organizations.
• Scholarships – We grant needs-based scholarships to 3d Select club players in excess of $50,000 each year.
• Equipment & Uniforms – We hold annual equipment drives to help local, underserved communities as well as the US Lacrosse Foundation’s First Stick Program and we have also provided team uniforms to some of our non-profit partners.
2015 Social Responsibility Initiatives
Children’s Hospital Colorado Sports Medicine Program for Young Athletes
3d Lacrosse believes in the mission of Children’s Colorado and is specifically committed to the Sports Medicine Program for Young Athletes. The dedicated staff at Children’s Colorado provide comprehensive assessment, treatment and expert advice for children and teens with injuries and conditions that affect sports performance. Children’s Colorado understands the demands and pressures that school-aged athletes face as they play sports and they believe that they need to be managed differently than their adult counterparts. Children’s Colorado is one of the only truly integrated pediatric orthopedics, orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and rehabilitation medicine programs in the country. This is important because treating orthopedic conditions requires collaboration and care from all types of pediatric movement specialists.
Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership
Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership (HLL) is a non-profit organization that builds leadership skills, academic achievement and social responsibility through lacrosse. The non-profit organization offers a safe, structured environment for children with special learning needs and behavioral challenges to develop into community leaders while also competing on the lacrosse field. HLL’s combination of lacrosse and academic advancement programs operate in four schools in New York City and one in Baltimore, serving approximately 200 boys and girls, ages 11 through 16. 3d Lacrosse’s instructional focus on small-side skills and tight finishes matches effectively with the limited field/practice spaces available in HLL’s participating inner-city campuses. Among the non-profits’ many goals is securing prep school scholarships for skilled, inner-city athletes. Since 2011, HLL has garnered more than $8 million dollars worth, enabling their players to advance both academically and athletically. Learn more at http://www.harlemlacrosse.org/.