OWLS Storyboard: Playing for Peace 2017

By October 17, 2017Uncategorized

Just as every kid is different, the OWLS “Experience” is multi faceted and dependent on the unique circumstances of our participants. Our new Academy program provides year-round participants with an intensive menu of options for higher level lacrosse training, scholarship access, academic enrichment, and opportunities to travel. Learn-to-Play and OWLS League introduces the game to boys and girls after-school while providing inner-city schools and park districts with a resource rooted in quality sports based youth development practices. One constant has been Playing for Peace. The sixth annual Playing for Peace took place last Friday, October 13th at Garfield Park Sports Fields.

The Playing for Peace Initiative with Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse started as a very small profile get together with OWLS, and has grown into a multi-school 100+ participant event. The focus of “Playing for Peace” is to publicly display how the OWLS organization can help strengthen the many communities of Chicago through peaceful play. The day included stations led by OWLS staff, Under Armour, Parisi Speed School Chicago, Adventures Accessed, Era Sports and of course Notre Dame players/coaches. Students participated in team-building with police officers and military veterans, peace projects, lacrosse games, fastest shot, live music, BBQ, and closed with a friendly West Side vs South Side scrimmage…

The following photo storyboard outlines the day that was Playing for Peace 2017!