A campaign on Indiegogo.com is attempting to raise money to bring the game of lacrosse to Southeastern High School in Detroit.
According to that webpage, “Players, coaches, and parents of the game of lacrosse all know what tremendous values it can instill in those the game touches: hard work, discipline, and the ability to work as a team, among many others. Yet for our students at Southeastern High School in Detroit, this opportunity is beyond their reach. But, with your help, we can change that. Help us bring lacrosse to Southeastern High School and, soon, the entire city of Detroit! Our young and energetic staff, full of experienced lacrosse players and supporters, is uniquely suited to bring this sport to our eager students. And our administration and community are 100% behind our campaign. “
There are 53 days left to achieve the $10,000 goal and at the time of writing, $1,871 has been raised.
It’s an interesting, unconventional move. Lacrosse certainly isn’t generally viewed as an inner city Detroit sport. As TotalProSports said, “Lacrosse is a gateway rich person sport. It’s not entirely exclusive, but it’s one of the first conscious steps that a rich athlete can make towards engaging in rich-person sports. What’s funny about lacrosse is that there isn’t anything inherently “rich” about it other than its origins at Catholic prep schools in the mid-Atlantic states. It’s played on a regular ‘ole field, the equipment is pricey, but no more than football gear or an expensive baseball bat, but for some reason, it’s the official sport of entitled white kids who don’t want to be thought of as entitled white kids (but still actually do). Other ways lacrosse players in high school or college “break the mold” of being rich white kids are: listening to Widespread Panic, smoking lots of pot, driving an American SUV, having longish hair, and wearing leather necklaces that they got on near their parent’s friend’s winery in Spain.”
What do you think? Is this a worthy cause?Follow @City_Slang
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at email@example.com.
Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.