The origin of lacrosse dated back to the early Native Americans and was initially known as stickball. The tribal warriors played this game for training, religious purposes, and fun. The Caughnawa tribe introduced lacrosse to non-natives in Montreal in 1834. By 1867, the game had crossed the pond and was being played in England. Since then, lacrosse has taken flight all over Europe. Almost 200 years later, the game of lacrosse has become a growing sport in the United States.
Although its popularity grew, it is still considered an exclusive sport. Do Good Sports Club partnered with USA Lacrosse and the Alameda Lacrosse Club to acquaint Alameda students with the game. With their help, we are incorporating lacrosse into the curriculums of NEA and Alameda Community Learning Centers. We’ll be working on grants to keep this sport and equipment cost-free for students and schools.