DePaul lacrosse, inner city kids stick together

Lacrosse, a sport most commonly played in the Northeast, has most recently been recognized as the fastest growing sport in the country. Traditionally known as a preppy sport, played on beautifully kept green fields, will lacrosse ever be seen as a city sport?

West Side kids are learning to play lacrosse, thanks to this program

As a teacher on the West Side, Sam Angelotta wanted to expose his students to a world outside of their neighborhoods.

Lacrosse gaining popularity in inner city

After six years of struggle, lacrosse had become a fixture at Harlan Community Academy, a high school on Chicago’s South Side.

Notre Dame Lacrosse Serves Chicago Community

During this past weekend, while the Notre Dame football team defeated Miami at Soldier Field, the Irish lacrosse team participated in two scrimmages against Bellarmine and Detroit in the Playing for Peace Catholic Lacrosse Showcase. The team also hosted a youth clinic and performed service work at Hales Franciscan High School and St. Malachy.

Notre Dame Travels to Chicago for Playing for Peace Event

The Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team’s flurry of fall activity will continue this weekend in Chicago, Ill. The Fighting Irish will take part in the Playing for Peace Catholic Lacrosse Showcase on Saturday. On tap for the team will be two scrimmages, a youth clinic and community service.

Lacrosse Is on the Fast Track in the Chicago Area – and at Fenwick

It should come as no surprise that lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States. The sport’s participation numbers have been on the rise for the better part a decade.

670 the Score, Fall 2019, OWLS Executive Director, Sam Angelotta Radio Interview

Sam Angelotta, Founder of OWLS (Outreach With Lacrosse & Schools), was a guest on this week’s Score Values program. Angelotta discussed how OWLS creates opportunities for underserved youth in Chicago. With lacrosse as its foundation, OWLS provides impactful mentorship and access to scholarships, improving the academic and social outcomes of the youth it serves.

Culver News, October 2019, Culver hosts students from OWLS Academy

OWLS Lacrosse, a youth development program in Chicago, brought a group of middle school boys and girls to campus on Saturday, Oct. 19. Members of the CMA Prep lacrosse team took the students on a tour of campus in the morning. After lunch in the Lay Dining Hall, the students went to the low-ropes course in Woodcraft Camp for leadership training exercises. They finished the day practicing lacrosse drills on Oliver Field with CMA players.

Johns Hopkins Alumni Association, October 2018, Hopkins Chicago: President’s Day of Service Event – OWLS Lacrosse

We’ve had a great track record of giving back as part of JHU’s annual President’s Day of Service. After a nice run volunteering at Spooky Zoo , we’re trying something new. It promises to be hands-on fun and a great way to build a JHU connection with kids in our community.

Inside Lacrosse, 2017, Video: Chicago OWLS and Notre Dame Lacrosse — Playing for Peace

There is so much good going on in lacrosse. This fall, there was another example, as OWLS in Chicago partnered with Notre Dame for their fifth “Playing for Peace” day.

ABC7 Chicago, 2012 Teacher Brings Lacrosse to the Inner-City

Sam Angelotta earns his keep as a pre-school teacher, getting young ones excited about learning and literacy. But when the school day ends at St. Malachy School on the city’s West Side, Angelotta doesn’t go far to spend his free time.