1) All Rec teams will play in the MAYLA Challenge this year. The dates are May 7th and 8th and the tournament will take place at Kell High School, JJ Biello Park, and Noonday Park. The schedule should be released this weekend.
2) The Pope Men's Lacrosse team will be running the Dirty Dogs Lacrosse Camp again this summer. See the link below for information and registration.
3) There will be an end of the season party. More details to follow.
4) Don't forget to get your tickets for the special Junior Greyhound Lacrosse night at the Atlanta Blaze game on May, 14. Go to www.jrgreyhoundlax.com for details and to purchase tickets directly from us.
5) Register for the 5K run/walk to benefit the #wywystrong foundation (Wyatt Pope) on May 21. More details at www.jrgreyhoundlax.com.
Previous link provided did not allow for saving information to the sign-up spreadsheet. That issue has been corrected and a new link is provided (below).
Pope Jr Greyhounds Parents and Players:
Very exciting news for the Jr Greyhound Program. We have secured 150 tickets @ $18.00 each exclusively for our program to watch the second Blaze home Game on May 14. Each ticket also provides for the following special features:
Special parking section (Parking cost still apply).
Early entrance to the stadium to watch warm-ups with an exclusive meet and greet opportunity with the players.
Tunnel Access that will allow our boys and girls teams an opportunity to cheer and greet the home team as they come out on to the field.
A player walk where one or two of our girl players will accompany a Blaze player onto the field as they are announced to the crowd.
A half time game where our U11 and U9 teams Boys team (we will split our three teams into two) will play a Blue vs White game during half time on the KSU Field.
The Blaze is making a big commitment to our program, and hope we can show them the same support. More details to follow in the coming weeks.
If you want to reserve tickets, please click on the link below and add your family name and number of tickets needed. Payment details will be provided later, but you will be purchasing the tickets directly from the Junior Greyhounds organization. If we exceed the 150 tickets allocated, I can reserve more:
The 2016 game schedule is now posted to the Junior Greyhound Lacrosse website. The schedule covers all ages for both boys and girls. Once you open the file, make sure you click on tab for the team that you are interested in, then simply locate your team. Below is a link to the document section of the Junior Greyhound Lacrosse website where the document is located. Select the 'Consolidated 2016 Spring Game Schedule' MS Excel file.
The 2016 Junior Greyhound Select Team supporting Wyatt Pope
See 'How Can I Help' link below to #wywystrong website in order to sign up for a 5K run/walk in East Cobb on May 21.
In early February, Wyatt Pope, a seven year old Roswell resident, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. The doctors detected a malignant tumor growing inside his stomach.Wyatt has recently started chemo therapy.
Chuck and Carrie Pope, Wyatt's parents, have a done terrific job of sharing through social media, Wyatt's unfortunate condition. In searching through their facebook site, there was at least 3 Pope teams honoring Wyatt last weekend, forming the signature "W" sign with their hands or body. Our teams are part of countless number of people across the country, recognizing and cheering on Wyatt through this difficult time.
Please take a moment and check out Wyatt's story, using the below link. There are a couple of ways that you can help out. Please consider a small donation or purchasing a T-shirt to provide both encouragement and support to the Pope family.
We thank the Lavelle Family (Tim, Traci, Jace, & Sieger) for introducing the Popes to our Junior Greyhound community.
Honoring the Game goes to the "ROOTS" of positive play
R is for Rules
Rules allow us to keep the game fair. If we will by ignoring or
violating the rules, what is the value of our victory.
O is for Opponents
Without an opponent there would be no competition. Rather
than demeaning a strong opponent, we need to honor strong
opponents because they challenge us to do our best.
O is for Officials
Respecting officials, even when we disagree with their calls, may
be the toughest part of Honoring the Game. We must
remember that officials are not perfect (just like coaches,
athletes, and parents!)
T is for Teammates
It’s easy for young athletes to think solely about their own
performance, but we want athletes to realize that being a part of
a team requires thinking about and respecting one’s teammates.
This respect needs to carry beyond the field.
S is for Self
Athletes should be encouraged to live up to their own highest
personal standard of Honoring the Game, even when their
opponents are not. Athletes’ respect for themselves and their
own standards must come first.