We need your help to bring 60 of the most hardworking, talented Harlem Lacrosse student-athletes to the FLG in 3d Summer Shootout and the Hershey Lacrosse Shootout.
Both events are an opportunity for college recruiting exposure and to compete in a nationally competitive club team tournament. Harlem Lacrosse provides transportation for each student-athlete in order to ensure all who have earned a spot on the team have the ability to participate.
Alumni of our first Harlem Lacrosse Summer Team were recruited from the FLG in 3d Summer Shootout and now play for the following varsity college programs:
Haverford College (2)
Hobart College (2)
Nazareth College (2)
Onondaga Community College (2)
The University of Scranton
The College of Wooster (2)
Davon plays for the Harlem Lacrosse 2021 boy’s team and describes the importance of the experience below:
“Going down to the FLG in 3D tournament has become a staple in my life the last three years. The trip always brings the team together. I remember in 2016, my first year on the summer team, we had to split up to travel to Maryland in different ways because we couldn’t afford a bus to go down together. Some of us drove down in vans, some took the MegaBus, or took the train down, and each group had their own wildly fun experience getting down there. We all met up and stayed at our coaches’ parents’ houses for the weekend. We played games in the basement, played basketball in the driveway, and chatted with each other during bed time. These are memories that I will never forget; just being able to be a kid and have fun with little worries outside of playing lacrosse. I wouldn’t give up going down to Maryland for anything.
Secondly, at the start of the summer we all look forward to competing in that tournament. FLG in 3D is one of the most respected tournaments in the country and a lot of high level coaches are in attendance every year, giving us an opportunity to showcase ourselves to them and let them know there is talent where we come from. Personally, I have seen my development over the past three years at this tournament. My first year being apart of the travel team I barely played and I just stayed on the side getting mental reps; my second year I started contributing more to the team and I started to see I had potential; my third year I become a starter. That year I made the all-star team for the tournament and gained a lot of exposure for not only myself but also the entire program. Our performance showed that a kid from Harlem can compete with some of the best kids in the country, and it gave the younger kids back home something to look up to. When we succeed at these tournaments and younger Harlem Lacrosse kids look it up on YouTube, they see us and realize they can do it too. It motivates them at an earlier age than even I got to experience myself.”
Please consider helping the next generation of Harlem Lacrosse student-athletes take a huge step towards their own success by supporting our efforts to provide transportation to these events!