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WELCOME TO BRIDGE LACROSSE


#BRIDGEFAMILY

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WELCOME TO BRIDGE LACROSSE


#BRIDGEFAMILY

OUR MISSION IS TO USE 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. our program focus includes the under-resourced and urban communities of north texas. 

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WHO WE ARE


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WHO WE ARE


 

CLOSING THE OPPORTUNITY GAP

We, the Bridge Family, are a sports-based youth development nonprofit serving the urban communities of North Texas. In 2004, our programming began with a small summer lacrosse camp in South Dallas. In 2008, we officially became Bridge Lacrosse after seeing incredible progress in programming, and even greater opportunities to impact youth. Since then, we have introduced lacrosse to thousands of student-athletes in both South Dallas, West Dallas and Oak Cliff, as well as other surrounding neighborhoods. We provide hours of high-quality lacrosse instruction, with the help of high school volunteers and coaches, as well as providing new experiences and opportunities for personal growth. Our greater purpose is to use this unique and nontraditional sport to help close the opportunity gap that exists in many areas of North Texas. For us, we believe that sports can be an integral part of a child's development.

 

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


631 STUDENT-ATHLETES
53% FEMALE PARTICIPATION
7,000 HOURS OF LACROSSE
14 COMMUNITY PARTNERS
39 ZIP CODES REPRESENTED
80% FREE & REDUCED LUNCH

I went in looking to learn the lacrosse game and left the season after falling in love with the Bridge family. The student athletes, coaches, and parents were such a joy to be around. Grateful to have had such a wonderful experience learning to love lacrosse and the family.

Byron | Coach

Before I joined Bridge, I had been known to be shy, quiet, and kept more to myself. My mom is the one who insisted I play a sport. Rangel offered lacrosse. At the time, I was a little scared and nervous. Or, as my little sister says, I was nervouscited—nervous and excited. I had never heard of this game before, I didn’t know the rules, or how to play. On the first practice, I was even more nervous because I didn’t see anyone I knew. But by end of the first practice, I had already made friends that I’m still close to today. Everyone was so welcoming. I instantly felt comfortable. I felt like I’d be okay.

Kristen | Student-Athlete 

Qaadir never wants to miss a practice, even if it’s the off-season practices. Often times, he talks about how the coaches teach different techniques, and he tries to carry his stick everywhere we go. I’ve even seen him trying to teach it to other young children in the community. He says he has to practice, so he can help the team win. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt, that these characteristics will carry over into his classes at school as well as his future.

Renee | Parent

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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.