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#RaiseHigh in the Community: GW Lacrosse Hosts Two Clinics for Local Youth

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In line with the mission of the George Washington Athletics Department to Raise High in the community, the GW lacrosse team hosted two free clinics for local youth from the Washington, D.C., area over the past week.

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, GW welcomed girls from St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School, which is just around the corner from the GW Lacrosse Field at the Mount Vernon Campus. Then on Sunday, Feb. 9 the team hosted a clinic to benefit Friends of Jaclyn, a nonprofit organization that matches children with pediatric brain tumors and their families with local college and high school sports teams to help improve the child's quality of life. In lieu of a clinic fee, participants were asked to make a donation to the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, and Colonials' Friend Alex stopped by to check out the action.

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During the clinics participants got the opportunity to work closely with GW lacrosse players and the coaching staff as they received instruction, worked on fundamental skills and were taken through game concepts and drills.

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The squad of 28 players is currently averaging over 23 hours of community service per student-athlete and ranks second out of all of GW's 23 varsity programs in hours completed during the 2013-14 academic year.

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