Vancouver, BC (Monday, October 6, 2014) – The Vancouver Stealth is pleased to partner with the British Columbia Lacrosse Association (BCLA) and the Lacrosse on the Move Fund Travel Grant for the 2014-15 season.
The Stealth-BCLA “Lacrosse on the Move” Travel Grant Program is funded through monies raised by BCLA volunteers selling 50-50 raffle tickets during Stealth home games.
“We are extremely pleased and excited to have professional lacrosse back in BC, and we are looking forward to another season of professional lacrosse,” said Rochelle Winterton, Executive Director of the BCLA. “Their presence raises the profile of Canada’s National Summer Support in our province and throughout our communities.”
In 2014, the entire net profit of 25-thousand dollars including a generous donation by Stealth owner Denise Watkins, was granted to teams traveling to Minor Box Lacrosse and Youth Field Lacrosse Provincial Championships, with another portion going to athletes participating in Team BC who would otherwise not be afforded the opportunity.
“All of this money went directly back into lacrosse communities across BC and the BCLA membership is thankful for this support,” said Winterton.
There was a total of 29 minor box lacrosse teams, 18 youth field lacrosse teams, and 4 Team BC athletes who received grants in 2014.
The Vancouver Stealth are looking forward to another successful year with the BCLA and seeing the volunteers and future stars at the games.