Every city needs a City LAX program
Denver City Lax’s mission is to create educational and enrichment opportunities for youth in under-served Denver neighborhoods through the sport of lacrosse.
Grow the game, and provide urban youth new opportunities.
Lacrosse provides an excellent team platform to teach key life skills such as, leadership, sportsmanship, teamwork, perseverance, healthy living and goal setting.
Every year participants travel – some for the first time – to camps and tournaments all over the country. In 2015, City Lax players traveled over 120,000 air miles outside the state of Colorado. Often times for kids, the experience of being away from home, traveling to a new area, and meeting new people creates a yearning for future growth, knowledge, and adventure.
Each year we send 75+ City Lax participants to both local and national overnight camps. Each individual spends between 5-10 nights on a university or prep school campus focusing on how leadership, and other character skills, are directly linked to the sport of lacrosse.
The Denver City Lax Mile High Gala is the signature event to kick off the 2016 lacrosse season. We will be back in the beautiful United Club at Sports Authority Field at Mile High for another night of fun and community with Denver’s business, education and lacrosse leaders. Last year’s Gala assisted City Lax in offering more kids more opportunities than in any previous year to date. With your help the 2016 season promises even more success.
Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High – Date: February 17, 2016
Denver City Lax is bringing the Colorado Lacrosse community together to support and rally around a great cause. Last year, 150+ runners participated in the Dash, a 5K race to benefit Denver City Lax. We need your help to make this year’s race an even bigger success.
Location: Washington Park in Super Bowl 5k Date: February 7, 2016
Support Denver City LAX
“It’s important to be involved in the community, and it’s especially rewarding working with youth. Denver City Lax is driven by the idea, ‘Talent is universal, opportunity is not.’ Helping young people realize their potential, and watching them take hold of their own lives is very inspiring.” ~Rod Allison