HARLEM, Calif. - On November 4th, the Whittier College Men's Lacrosse team volunteered their time to help with a Harlem Lacrosse Play Day. Harlem Lacrosse is an organization devoted to helping children of South Los Angeles, Compton, and Inglewood. The Whittier Poets spent three hours coaching and building relationships with youth players at Enterprise Park in Los Angeles, CA.
"Saturday was a huge hit," explained Tim Jenkins, program director at Harlem Lacrosse - Los Angeles. "I have had multiple 5th, 6th, and 7th graders tell me they loved the clinic. A huge thanks to Whittier College, the coaching staff, and team for putting on a fun and engaging day for us."
"Community and leadership are core principles in our program at Whittier," explained Head Coach Nick Marks. "Giving service through leadership in our local community is something we literally search for as a program. This was a great opportunity for our student-athletes to give back to the game of lacrosse and our local community simultaneously. Our program is looking forward to developing a long-standing relationship with Harlem Lacrosse for years to come. I hope the Harlem boys and girls had just as much fun as we did today."
Harlem Lacrosse is a school-based non-profit organization whose mission is to empower children who are most at risk for academic decline and dropout to rise above their challenges and reach their full potential. Harlem Lacrosse inspires children to dream about tomorrow while working hard on the field and in the classroom today. The Whittier College Poets Men's Lacrosse team will be continuing their volunteer efforts with Harlem Lacrosse at various play days throughout the year.
For more information on Harlem Lacrosse, visit www.harlemlacrosse.org.