KQED News: Future Looks Bright for Lacrosse at Oakland Public Schools

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September 26, 2012
By Juan Antonio Martinez

Despite having a reputation of being a rich white sport, this fall, hundreds of students at Oakland public schools will be introduced to the game of lacrosse.

The Oakland Lacrosse Club - which is a newly created, but not yet completed 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation - intends to work with several Oakland schools to introduce lacrosse to students that the sport has not traditionally served.

"I want every kid in Oakland to have access to play lacrosse," Kevin Kelley, the boys game director for the Oakland Lacrosse Club, said. "My goal is to expose the sport to 500 middle schoolers and then in the spring create two under 13 teams; one boys and one girls."

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