The Delta Breeze Lacrosse Association strives to eliminate the financial barriers that often prevent local youth from participating in valuable athletic programs. The roots of the game of Lacrosse lie in Native American culture. The game is full of tradition and was used to settle tribal disputes and determine hunting grounds. The values of honoring your opponent and respecting the game are inherent in the tradition of the sport. Learn more by reading The Spirit in the Stick by Neil Duffy.
Providing financial support to players in need is consistent with Delta Breeze's values as an organization and those of the sport itself. This program will seek to offset a portion of registration costs for players who would otherwise be unable to afford to play lacrosse.
The scholarship fund was established in 2020 to encourage participation in lacrosse for the inaugural season of the Delta Breeze teams. Thanks to generous donations from the cancelled 2020 season, Delta Breeze can offer three scholarships for the 2021 season on a first come, first serve basis, and we hope to offer more as the season gets closer.
Scholarship recipient's parents/guardians will be required to volunteer their time to assist with game management and general support of the teams. Each recipient must contribute $100 toward registration fees, purchase a US Lacrosse membership ($35), and the balance due ($275) will be covered by the Delta Breeze Scholarship Fund and the Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association.
Applications are due no later than January 20, 2021, and will be evaluated by the Delta Breeze Board of Directors, with award decisions distributed no later than February 15, 2021. Applicants will be able to join us for practices prior to a final decision.
Additional funding for the program may be provided as needed on an annual basis following review and approval by the Board of DBLA Directors.