Members of the Bolles boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams partnered with the River City Lacrosse Foundation and Big Brother Big Sisters (BBBS) of Northeast Florida to host the Virtual Lacrosse 101 Clinic March 27. The foundation’s recently developed Ambassador Program is designed to have local high school lacrosse players teach the game of lacrosse to Jacksonville youth.
"At Big Brothers Big Sisters we work daily to ignite the power and promise of youth," said Sara Alford, CEO of BBBS Northeast Florida. "This work is achievable through strategic and collaborative partnerships that help us create opportunities through exposure for our program participants. We are so thankful for the River City Lacrosse Foundation and the Bolles lacrosse Ambassadors for taking time to introduce our youth and mentors to lacrosse and instill in them a vision of how the lacrosse game and community can support efforts for scholastic and character success."
Lindsey Blisko ’22, Leila Roberts ’21, Ander Kelley ’22 and Dalia Handoush ’21 participated in the virtual event, sharing their experience and knowledge of lacrosse. Jack Mulvey ’21 was also involved in the preparation of the event. The hour-long presentation went into detail about the rules, field design, equipment, positions, strategies and more.
“The event went great,” River City Lacrosse Volunteer AJ Pegno said. “The students were outstanding and introduced lacrosse to the Big Brothers Big Sisters community in a way that was engaging and fun. A lot of post event interest has already been discussed about future lacrosse clinics.”