DEA Educational Foundation Celebrates Success of First-Ever Lacrosse Clinic
Alliance, Neb. -- The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Educational Foundation offered its first-ever, free, afterschool lacrosse clinic to middle school students in Alliance, March 28-April 4, in partnership with the Alliance Police Department, Cheyenne Youth Lacrosse Team and USA Lacrosse.
Coaches and players with the Cheyenne Youth Lacrosse team in Wyoming taught 14 students the basics of lacrosse for two hours each day beginning March 28. Lacrosse sticks, balls and helmets were provided free of charge to the participating students courtesy of the DEA Educational Foundation. Sergeants with the Alliance Police Department joined students and coaches for practice and fostered relationships with members of the community while stressing the importance of finding safe and fun alternatives to drugs.
The lacrosse clinic in Alliance marked the DEA Educational Foundation’s first venture into lacrosse having previously hosted dance and baseball clinics for students around the world. These free clinics are designed to help students find healthy alternatives to drug use while also providing education on the dangers of drug use and abuse. USA Lacrosse guided DEA Educational Foundation members to valuable resources necessary to conduct the clinic.
The DEA Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2001 to educate the public on the many costs and consequences of illegal drugs in our society. The Foundation is able to purchase equipment for a multitude of activities through grants and the generous donations of contributors. Currently, the DEA Educational Foundation hosts the National Youth Dance Program and National Youth Baseball Program and has begun developing programs in art, basketball, fishing, martial arts, soccer and other special community events.
To learn more about the DEA Educational Foundation visit www.DEAEducationalFoundation.org.