Wallaceburg Lacrosse has received some provincial recognition from the Ontario Lacrosse Association (OLA).
During the OLA’s annual general meeting on Saturday in Niagara Falls, the Wallaceburg Lacrosse Alliance, which is a combination of Wallaceburg Minor Lacrosse and the Junior ‘B’ Red Devils, received the 2017 Promotion and Development Award.
OLA officials say this award is presented to the lacrosse association who has done the most to promote and develop lacrosse in its area and throughout Ontario.
Jamie Knight, the director of coaching for Wallaceburg Minor Lacrosse and a coach with the Red Devils, said this award is in recognition of both executives and their continued effort toward growing the game.
“In the last two years since Wallaceburg Lacrosse received a Trillium Grant, we have offered over 260 hours of free camps to over 400 boys and girls in Wallaceburg, Chatham-Kent, Walpole Island, Bothwell, Deleware Nation and Blenheim,” Knight said in a press release.
“The award was given to the Wallaceburg Lacrosse Alliance because both organisations work together. I believe that we are successful because the Red Devil players and coaches support Minor Lacrosse and are eager to give back at camps and in turn the young lacrosse players go to Red Devil games and cheer on their team.”
Knight added: “We started running winter camps in 2011 and now we offer free camps in the summer and fall as well. We provide sticks and have amazing coaches that are eager to share the game and we are willing to bring the game to your community.”
Lee Salisbury, President of Wallaceburg Minor Lacrosse, and Knight were on hand to accept the award on Saturday.
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