According to Bridge Lacrosse Executive Director David Higbee —
“What started as a simple day of lacrosse in the summer of 2004 has become a movement to grow the sport and positively impact youth in Dallas. BRIDGE Lacrosse is making strides to bring a traditionally affluent sport into nontraditional urban neighborhoods. We believe in the importance of sports in developing kids, regardless of their ZIP codes. Our mission is to enrich nontraditional lacrosse communities by developing after-school programs and building healthy student-athletes.
“BRIDGE is wrapping up a successful year on the field and in the office. We reached more than 600 kids, and we added a sixth team, strengthened our girls’ programs and grew into the West Dallas neighborhood. Off the field, we rebuilt our mission and redesigned our website. Our friends and supporters have grown too. This summer, we developed partnerships with three West Dallas organizations, doubled the number of coaches and created more avenues for high school volunteers to help. But the work isn’t over.
“As we look ahead, the needs of South and West Dallas continue to surround us. BRIDGE, more than ever, needs your help to sustain our kids and teams. We believe that healthy and active student-athletes are invaluable to every community and neighborhood. BRIDGE needs your help to support our kids and continue to provide them high quality enrichment programming. For 2013, our goal is to have wider impact in health and nutrition and develop greater avenues for relationship building and mentoring. We look forward to another amazing year, come and join us.”
* Graphic provided by Bridge Lacrosse