Parents of and students are working together to fill a sport void.
Headed by Middletown resident Chris Fisher, a group of parents have come together in an organization called “Lacrosse in Middletown” and are figuring out how they can bring both a girls and boys lacrosse program to the schools.
In an email to Patch, Fisher explained that the idea of bringing lacrosse to the schools came from an overwhelming response to a survey.
“In a student survey we had 490 students show interest in having lacrosse in the high schools. Our goal is to raise the necessary funds to start Junior Varsity (JV) programs for the spring 2013 season and Varsity and JV programs for the spring 2014 season.”
According to Fisher, Lacrosse in Middletown has been given approval by the Middletown Board of Education (BOE). The organization has decided to not waste any time and are currently starting to raise the necessary funds.
“These programs will have to be funded 100% by the parents; we will not be receiving funds from the BOE,” explained Fisher.
The first full meeting for Lacrosse in Middletown will be held on Thursday, May 24 in the High School North auditorium. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. This meeting is open to anyone who would like to help bring lacrosse to our high schools.