The Port Covington development team has partnered with the Cherry Hill Eagles Foundation to host a Lacrosse Clinic for boys and girls in South Baltimore. Beginning in early May, the clinic has been hosted every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the athletic fields at New Era Academy High School in Cherry Hill. With organizational support from South Baltimore community leaders including Raheem Brown, founder of the Cherry Hill Eagles Foundation, the lacrosse clinics have received an overwhelmingly positive response. Clinics have drawn as many as 40 children, including boys and girls ranging in ages from 7 to 15 years old. There is no cost to the participants.
Volunteers include the former men’s lacrosse assistant coach and All-American from Georgetown University, former captain of Duke University’s men’s lacrosse team, and former co-captain of the Penn State University women’s lacrosse team. The volunteers focus on teaching fundamentals, utilizing passing drills, shooting drills, and ending with a fun game of “musical ground balls,” which challenges players to recognize a ground ball and pick it up quickly.