NYCHA Lacrosse Visit Baltimore For Friendship Games
The youth of the New York City Housing Authority, (N.Y.C.H.A.) experienced another great adventure to one of America's fantastic cities. First, congratulations must go out to all of the participants of the NYCHALacrosse program who defeated the youth of the Baltimore BlacLax Tournament 10-9. It was a great victory and a great experience for the kids.
Just as NYCHA's Lacrosse kids experienced the wonders of Las Vegas so they did the same at several wonderful events in Baltimore. The kids saw the great historical sites and items at the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame, which is located on one of the world's most prestigious medical and research institutes at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. They learned about the Native Americans who founded the sport of lacrosse and arguably one of the country's greatest dual athletes ever in Mr. Jim Brown, who is the only person in both the U.S. Lacrosse and Football Halls of Fame.
Second, the NYCHA lacrosse youth were greeted and personally escorted through the athletic facilities of one of the top lacrosse programs in the United States. We wish to personally thank Towson State Lacrosse Head Coach Tony Seaman, who gave our youth a wonderful tour of a Division I athletic facility. He also explained and what a university studentathlete's daily routine and probably more importantly, how crucial it is to study hard and achieve on all academic projects and tests.
Special thanks go out to NYCHA's Sports Director Eric Cumberbatch for making this a very special event along with the entire NYCHA staff: Lacrosse Director - Greg Carter, Asst. Coaches Richard Washington, and Luis Lopez, along with Educational Consultant Mrs. Carolyn Carter.