Coppell Lacrosse Association and the Coppell Boy’s High School lacrosse teams are proud to host a new community event, Lace Up with LAX, dedicated to donating shoes to children who are homeless. The event is Tuesday, April 25 at S.P. Lesley Field, as the Coppell Boy’s Lacrosse teams take on Allen. Shoes will be collected at the J.V. and Varsity games and all Coppell teams will be recognized during the game’s half-times. Varsity game starts at 6:30pm and J.V. plays at 8:00pm.
Coppell Lacrosse Association is participating in Lace Up With LAX. The lacrosse games will involve lacrosse players, coaches, spectators and the community donating and bringing new pairs of shoes for children who are homeless to the game. The mission of this national nonprofit organization is to define the legacy of our players off the field by helping end homelessness one step at a time.” Since Lace Up With LAX’s inception in 2013, over 2000 pairs of NEW shoes have been donated to homeless shelters throughout the United States.
The original project began in 2013 with a single school, Pope High School. Since inception, the Lace Up With LAX model has spread to over 100 teams in high schools, colleges, universities and independent lacrosse programs in the United States, Canada and England mostly by word of mouth or through their website: www.laceupwithlax.org.
The Coppell Lace Up With LAX event is open to the public. Each attendee is asked to bring at least one pair of new children’s athletic shoes to the game. All shoes donated will go to Jonathon’s Place (www.jpkids.org) an area organization that helps North Texas’ abused, abandoned and neglected children.
For more information, go to: https://leagueathletics.com/Default.asp?org=coppell-lacrosse.com