Ask District 205 to Fund Lacrosse at York!

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*York Lacrosse is currently the ONLY sanctioned sport that is NOT FUNDED by District 205.*

In 2016, the IHSA Board of Directors announced that the IHSA would debut its Boys Lacrosse State Series and Girls Lacrosse State Series in the spring of 2018. As a result, more Illinois youth will soon have the opportunity to compete in what is already one of the nation's fastest growing sports and (thanks to the IHSA's 2016 decision) now a state-sanctioned sport, as well. 

EVERY other sanctioned sport at York receives funding assistance from District 205. Consequently, families are able to pay reduced fees. As a point of comparison, the following fees recently applies to York teams:

  • Cross Country (Boys & Girls) and Track (Boys & Girls): $125.00
  • Tennis, Badminton, Swimming, Wrestling, Water Polo, Cheer, and Soccer (Girls): $150.00
  • Soccer (Boys), Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, Football, Pom Pons, Gymnastics, and Bowling: $175.00
  • Basketball and Golf: $200.00

If the District does not fund York Lacrosse, it will continue to be 100% self-funded with current fees at $475 per player. York Lacrosse works tirelessly throughout the year organizing fundraisers just to keep the fee cost under $500.

District 205 has indicated that they do not intend on recognizing, and therefore funding, Lacrosse like they do ALL other sanctioned sports at York High School. Other than Proviso West (as of this date), York will be the ONLY team in their conference NOT FUNDED by their school.

If you feel this is unfair, please let your voices be heard. Nothing will change unless you speak up. Below are the contacts for each board member and our Superintendent. Send them an email and express your support for York Lacrosse!

Shannon Ebner, President
Term expires 2019

Margaret Harrell, VP
Term expires 2021

Karen Stuefan, Secretary
Term expires 2019

Chris Blum
Term expires 2019

Kara Caforio
Term expires 2021

Jim Collins
Term expires 2021

John McDonough
Term expires 2019

Superintendent of Schools
Dr.David Moyer

Thanks in advance!

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