What is Sticks 2 Schools?
Sticks-2-Schools provides PE teachers with lacrosse equipment, curriculum and support to schools to introduce co-ed soft lacrosse into the Physical Education (PE) curriculum.
Sticks-2-Schools is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, organized under the 501(c)3 section of the tax code, that helps fight childhood obesity by motivating youth to increase their level of physical activity.
School budgets are under severe pressure and can't afford to upgrade or enhance their PE programs with the needed equipment for new sports. Since 2005, Sticks-2-Schools has introduced lacrosse into the PE and after-school programs at 111 elementary, middle and high schools in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area of California. Starting 2010, S2S started working with schools in the greater Seattle Area of Washington. Since then, S2S has served an additional 32 schools in the greater Seattle Area.
Through the generosity of our corporate sponsors and private donors, we've given an estimated 60,000 youth the opportunity to learn lacrosse and get fit. New schools are added every day!
Help us help kids get fit and healthy
Childhood obesity is an epidemic. To get fit and healthy, kids need to stay active. But many schools can't afford to upgrade or enhance their physical education programs with sports equipment. Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in North America and gets kids excited to play. As a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, organized under the 501(c)3 section of the tax code, Sticks-2-Schools provides schools with lacrosse equipment, curriculum and support.
Sticks-2-Schools helps fight childhood obesity by motivating youth to get fit
Since 2005, we have introduced co-ed soft lacrosse into the PE and after-school programs at 130 elementary, middle, high and after school programs. Through the generosity of our corporate sponsors and private donors, we've given an estimated 60,000 youth the opportunity to get fit while learning to play lacrosse.
There are over 80 schools waiting for a sponsor. Find out how you can help us help kids.
Are you concerned about childhood obesity?
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- In 2010, Over 10% of High School Students were obese and over 15% were overweight.
- Most schools – 90 percent – have easy access to unhealthy snack foods.
- Childhood obesity is strongly linked to hypertension, Type II diabetes, impaired balance, orthopedic difficulties, depression and more
- In 2010, over 50 percent of High School Students reported either watching television
- or playing video games three or more hours on an average school day.