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US Lacrosse Communities Project to Launch in Albany on June 21, 2017

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On June 21, 2017 US Lacrosse will launch the Lacrosse Communities Project in Albany, New York through a special event which serves as the national launch of this important initiative.

The Project aims to expand the reach of US Lacrosse programs into underserved urban populations while propelling the organization’s mission of providing accessibility and opportunity for kids across the country.  Details regarding the launch event can be found below,

If you would like to be part of the VIP invite list for the launch event and/or help with the clinic described below, please RSVP to John Jiloty at and Christine Denham at

Schedule of events, June 21, 2017:

Albany High School
700 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12203
2:30-3:30 PM: Press Conference
Speakers include Albany’s Mayor Kathy Sheehan, CityLax’s Mat Levine, US Lacrosse’s Susie Chase, PAL’s Lenny Ricchiuti, Albany Sheriff Craig D. Apple Sr., City School District of Albany Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Wilkins

3:30-4:30 PM: Youth lacrosse clinic hosted by 2014 U.S. Team captain Kevin Leveille (pictured above)

Shaker Ridge Country Club
802 Albany Shaker Rd., Albany, NY 12211
6:00-6:30 PM: Lacrosse Communities Project Reception hosted by Dom Starsia and Scott Marr
Anyone interested in being a part of the Lacrosse Communities Project Advisory Council in Albany is encouraged to join the group for an informal networking opportunity prior to the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

6:30 PM: US Lacrosse Adirondack Chapter Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Banquet.  For registration info click: HOF FLYER17

Gary Govel
Gary has been involved in lacrosse in the Capital District for over 35 years as a player, youth coach, program administrator, parent, and fan. Gary launched in November 2015 to report on lacrosse news and information of interest to the region, and to share his passion for the game. In addition to operating this site and associated social media, Gary is also a contributor to Inside Lacrosse.