Author’s Note: The Harlem Lacrosse Foundation was started a number of years back to bring together the sport that has not been a part of urban minority focus with the stated goal of teaching leadership skills that spread throughout the lives of youth in those areas. The organization has spawned a number of successes and has been rolled out to other cities in the Northeast.
Current American Heritage Delray Head Coach Jeff Goldberg has taken the reins for bringing this approach to the Delray Beach area as he launched Delray Lacrosse And Leadership earlier this year. The web site is here: Delray Lacrosse And Leadership.
On December 11th, Delray Lacrosse & Leadership (DLL) in association with Delray Citizens for Delray Police held their annual Heroes & Helpers event at the Target in Delray Beach. Forty four families were treated to breakfast & then a take-home turkey dinner while each of the children in the DLL program received a gift card so they could purchase Christmas presents. Jeff Goldberg, director of lacrosse for DLL, helped organize the event. He said “It’s always been a goal of mine to give back to the community and to the sport that has given me so much. Through our program, I feel that we are helping change kids’ lives.”
Delray Lacrosse & Leadership is a non-profit, education based development & mentoring program for at-risk youth in Delray Beach. Coach Goldberg went on to say “through a collaboration with two of my former players and the generosity of some close friends, we were able to launch Delray Lacrosse & Leadership. We’d also like to acknowledge Pine Grove Elementary School, the Achievement Center for Children & Families, the city of Delray Beach and the Delray Beach Police Department for their continued support.”
As part of the event a team from WPTV Channel 5 in West Palm featured the event on their nightly broadcast and we bring you that here:
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