As an official partner of the Premier Lacrosse League we were able to join forces this past weekend as the tour came through Chicago. The mission of PLL Assists is to harness the power of lacrosse to build more inclusive, empathetic and healthy communities. Through the thoughtful efforts of PLL Assists and Junkyard Dogs Lacrosse we were able to provide tickets, transportation and food to over 60 youth participants and family members.
Traveling outside of our community allows students to explore new ideas while sharing a collective experience. Whether it is visiting a college, museum, or a professional lacrosse game, positive experiences are a crucial social-emotional component of our youth development model. This was an occasion in which OWLS Laxers could learn from the world’s best, but also just have a great time being a kid. Opportunities like this are powered by the support of our incredible community members (you!). We hope you can continue to help us move forward whether through volunteering, attending our fundraising events, or just spreading the word!