August 26, 2020,

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, USA — World Lacrosse announced today it is awarding more than $95,000 (USD) in Relief Grants to 14 member-National Governing Bodies to assist in maintaining their sport development programs and managing the disruption to operations as a result of the global pandemic brought about by the COVID- 19 virus.

Earlier this year, as it became clear the global pandemic would have significant impact on the operations of its member-NGBs, the World Lacrosse Management Team presented a revised operating budget for 2020 that called for a reduction in certain expenses and an allocation of relief funding to support NGBs. The revised budget received unanimous approval from the World Lacrosse Board of Directors.

Member-NGBs were invited to submit proposals for relief funding, with the following NGBs
selected to receive funds:

  • Australia Lacrosse Association
  • Colombia Lacrosse
  • Croatia Lacrosse
  • Greece Lacrosse Association
  • Haudenosaunee Nation
  • Ireland Lacrosse
  • Israel Lacrosse Association
  • Italian Lacrosse Federation
  • Korea Lacrosse Association
  • Luxembourg Lacrosse Federation
  • Polish Lacrosse Federation
  • Slovakia Lacrosse Federation
  • Uganda Lacrosse
  • Wales Lacrosse

The proposals were reviewed by the World Lacrosse Finance and Audit Committee and members of Management.

The Relief Grants are in addition to the more than $192,000 (USD) in NGB Development Grants awarded earlier this year by World Lacrosse.

“The global pandemic has created a series of challenges that are unprecedented for National Governing Bodies in every sport, including lacrosse,” said World Lacrosse Chief
Executive Officer Jim Scherr. “We are grateful for the work our National Governing Bodies continue to do in expanding opportunities for participation in lacrosse by placing safety above all else. It is our hope these grants will provide valuable support and assistance to our NGBs and the athletes and coaches they serve.”

Media Contact: Darryl Seibel

Phone: 719-374-5546


About World Lacrosse

World Lacrosse is the international federation for men’s and women’s lacrosse, responsible for providing effective leadership and governance of the sport internationally while supporting the continued growth of lacrosse worldwide. In November 2018, World Lacrosse was officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee. The President of World Lacrosse is Sue Redfern of England.