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Generous Grant Boosts Amityville Lax

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The Amityville Memorial High School lacrosse program was the recipient of the first ever Lax Cares grant, sponsored by Stony Brook University, T-Mobile and Brine Lacrosse. The girls team received $2,500 worth of equipment, gear and supplies.

Lax Cares is a grant program that provides underprivileged or up-and-coming lacrosse programs with equipment so local boys and girls can play the sport safely and effectively. Amityville introduced girls lacrosse at the club level four years ago, then as a junior varsity team the following season, creating a new opportunity for female student-athletes. The grant will help enable Amityville to continue to meet the needs of its players and generate excitement among younger students who anxiously await their own opportunity to play lacrosse.

In the near future, there are plans to add a middle school girls team and a high school boys club team. The goal for Amityville is to expand the program within the next decade to the elementary schools, as well. Prior to the pandemic, lacrosse clinics were held on weekends for elementary students.

In the short time the program has existed, Amityville has seen tremendous improvement in several areas for its players, including higher grades, stronger interpersonal skills and better physical health. Many athletes on the team have had little or no previous exposure to lacrosse, but picked up the skills quickly.

“We are humbled and honored to be the inaugural recipient of this generous initiative,” coach Margot Howard said. “It's no secret that Amityville is home to some incredible talent, especially in the area of athletics. Up until a few years ago, however, the opportunity for this talent to flourish in lacrosse didn't exist. Bearing witness to the growth of this program in such a short time frame has been one of my greatest joys, and I am so proud of how far we have come.”

Ms. Howard added that this grant will hopefully provide a catalyst for Amityville’s lacrosse program to continue to grow and reach new levels of success. She expressed gratitude to Stony Brook University, T-Mobile and Brine Lacrosse for the generous donation as well as Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Health Evan Farkas and the Board of Education for helping this vision come to fruition.

“And of course I want to thank the wonderful athletes that have been a part of this program,” Ms. Howard said.

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