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WELCOME TO BRIDGE LACROSSE


#BRIDGEFAMILY

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WELCOME TO BRIDGE LACROSSE


#BRIDGEFAMILY

USING LACROSSE TO BROADEN THE HORIZONS OF OUR COMMUNITY'S YOUTH.

OUR VISION IS EQUAL ACCESS FOR OUR COMMUNITY'S YOUTH TO THE UNIQUE BENEFITS OF LACROSSE

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WHO WE ARE


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WHO WE ARE


We, the Bridge Family, are a small sports-based youth development nonprofit serving the urban communities of North Texas. In 2004, our programming began with a simple summer lacrosse camp in South Dallas. In 2008, we officially became Bridge Lacrosse. Since then, we have introduced lacrosse to hundreds of student-athletes in both South and West Dallas, and other communities, by providing hours of high-quality lacrosse instruction with the help of high school volunteers and coaches.

Our focus is wellness in urban communities and promoting quality afterschool programs. In Dallas, 36% of children are overweight or obese, leading to adverse affects to long-term health, both in the classroom and at home. With billions of dollars being cut from athletic and programming budgets, there is a need for quality organizations to help and serve. Our network of volunteers, student-athletes, donors, partners, coaches and parents, all support our mission and make up the Bridge Family.

JUST A FEW FUN FACES OF THE BRIDGE FAMILY!

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WHAT WE DO


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WHAT WE DO


Year-round, we provide urban communities with opportunities to be engaged in the sport of lacrosse while focusing on youth development and quality afterschool and summer programming. We provide a safe and fun environment, and use sports to build character and teach responsibility. Our programs help bridge communities and provide avenues of interaction.

competitive programs

FALL + SPRING

We oversee five teams in South Dallas and Oak Cliff. Beginning in the fall with a 10-week introductory/development season and then moving to our 14-week competitive spring season. Student-athletes enrolled in our competitive programs are also eligible for travel and camp opportunities in the summer.

Outreach programs

YEAR-ROUND

We provide lacrosse camps and clinics with the help of high school volunteers and a structured lacrosse curriculum to numerous partners and organizations around North Texas. Through our outreach programs we can introduce the sport and grow the game to a broader network of student-athletes.

afterschool programs

FALL

Our afterschool program focuses on a developmental 8 week season for our afterschool sites. We focus on out-of-school time and development versus competition. Each site is coached my members of our Leadership Board, a program centered on preparing young leaders to serve.

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OUR IMPACT


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OUR IMPACT


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631 STUDENT-ATHLETES

631 STUDENT-ATHLETES

53% FEMALE PARTICIPATION

53% FEMALE PARTICIPATION

7,000 HOURS OF LACROSSE

7,000 HOURS OF LACROSSE

39 ZIP CODES REPRESENTED

39 ZIP CODES REPRESENTED

14 COMMUNITY PARTNERS

14 COMMUNITY PARTNERS

1600 HOURS OF SERVICE

1600 HOURS OF SERVICE

80% FREE & REDUCED LUNCH

80% FREE & REDUCED LUNCH

94 VOLUNTEER COACHES

94 VOLUNTEER COACHES

“The camp was fun and working on my left was also fun. I meet new boys and girls from different states. I learned new sayings that are all in my journal and I learned that I have to look the ball into the stick and to work as a team. My favorite part of the camp was when the coaches motivated us to do better and work on our left hand more and roll call was also fun and got us pumped up. THANK YOU for everything. I had a great time and wish I could go back next year!” - Liz

“The camp was fun and working on my left was also fun. I meet new boys and girls from different states. I learned new sayings that are all in my journal and I learned that I have to look the ball into the stick and to work as a team. My favorite part of the camp was when the coaches motivated us to do better and work on our left hand more and roll call was also fun and got us pumped up. THANK YOU for everything. I had a great time and wish I could go back next year!”

- Liz

"I was able to reach across borders I had never thought possible. I met people in out-of-state summer camps from all over the country, and learned to grow independent as these experiences encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone. My first job at the age of sixteen was as a lacrosse referee. I learned to become more confident and assertive in the way I carried myself. I met people whose lives were changed by the sport of lacrosse. Without lacrosse in my life, I would be hesitant to push myself to the limits, learn to be a positive role model, and always believe in my abilities." - Chantel

"I was able to reach across borders I had never thought possible. I met people in out-of-state summer camps from all over the country, and learned to grow independent as these experiences encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone. My first job at the age of sixteen was as a lacrosse referee. I learned to become more confident and assertive in the way I carried myself. I met people whose lives were changed by the sport of lacrosse. Without lacrosse in my life, I would be hesitant to push myself to the limits, learn to be a positive role model, and always believe in my abilities."

- Chantel

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GET INVOLVED


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GET INVOLVED


WE BELIEVE THAT SPORTS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF YOUTH. IF YOU SHARE THAT BELIEF, WE WELCOME YOU TO BE A PART OF OUR FAMILY. THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS TO DO SO!


 

Follow us on all of our four social media outlets. We've got lots of great content. Like, retweet and share all the fun things we're doing to your own network! Find and use #bridgefamily


Come and visit one of our practices or games! We welcome you to meet and get to know the other members of the Bridge family. Send us an email and note, and we'll schedule a time to meet!


Have a great skill set and want to work directly with us? Fill out our volunteer form! We're always looking for great coaches, scorekeepers, photographers, fundraisers and advocates!


Without the support of the community, we would not be able to afford programming and equipment for hundreds of students. We welcome financial gifts as well as in-kind support.