Eyekonz Field Hockey and Lacrosse is gearing up for the fall season and needs your help to assist more young ladies in the greater Philadelphia area be exposed to playing field hockey and lacrosse. With over 300 plus young ladies involved in our public and charter schools program, after school program and club traveling team , Eyekonz Sports League aims to promote, give acess and oppurtunity to keep those numbers growing with your help today. In 2017 Eyekonz Sports League had it's largest graduating class of 15 seniors going on to play lacrosse in college and with your doantiion , you wll help us to continue those numbers for student athletes apart of Eyekonz.
Our Mission is to Empower, Educate and Motivate the next generation of Field Hockey and lacrosse Olympian. It is our belief that through the structure and development of playing field hockey and lacrosse will provide our girls with the skill set and development they need in areas such as sportsmanship, healthy life style, team work, and self- esteem, history of their culture, healthy body image and a...cademic achievement. This will translate into a wholesome productive lifestyle on and off the field.
The Vision of Eyekonz Field Hockey and lacrosse is to provide opportunities to young ladies of color through playing this sport that will expand the athlete’s world view and educate them about cultures across the globe. We see field hockey and lacrosse as a medium for bridging opportunities, culture and sportsmanship as a catalyst for growth, change and exposure.
Eyekonz Field Hockey and lacrosse was established to serve the needs of inner city girls from the ages of 5-18 living in the greater Philadelphia PA. Eyekonz will be using field hockey and lacrosse as a tool to teach life lessons like hard work, sportsmanship, self-discipline, healthy self-esteem and coping with adversity. The girls learning field hockey and lacrossw will gain knowledge of how to learn the basic skills and advance skills as well. They will have the opportunity to compete against other teams as well. Throughout this league they will also have additional curriculums of learning to prepare them for life, such as African/Kemetic /African-American History, Etiquette, Mediation/Yoga, Conversation of Self Love, Daily Affirmations, Finical Literacy, Creating Dream boards, Healthy eating and Lifestyle choices. Eyekonz Sports leagues has also partnered with Drexel University, Engineering Department to create opportunities for the children to gain access into this growing field. They will also have to do 8 hours of community service within their neighborhood . We offer this unique approach to our league to create a platform for success within our community and offering the tools necessary to foster the next generation to achieve whatever they put their mind to.
The Founder of Eyekonz Field Hockey and lacrosse Jazmine A. Smith first began playing field hockey at the tender age of 7 and knows firsthand what opportunities were provided and allotted by playing this sport. “I never knew that walking on a field at the age seven to play a sport I never heard of before would change my life forever. As I got older I saw the increasing need for young girls of color to be exposed to this sport and from that day vowed to create a field hockey league for inner city girls to play and be exposed .I want to give back to these young ladies because this sport gave so much to me; it changed my life. As an African American woman I was granted the opportunity to play this sport and by doing so it opened up my world view and allowed me to learn about different cultures across the globe. Eyekonz teaches the importance of being part of something bigger than self and understanding the importance adhering to rules. Eyekonz wants field hockey and lacrosse to serve as a catalyst for growth and change I want field hockey and lacrosse to serve the same purpose for them as it did for me and be a beacon of light to so many of these young ladies. I want them to stand on my shoulders and rise to greatness”- Jazmine A Smith
Why I'm Raising Funds
- The funds raised will help the many young ladies of eyekonz who are need of assitance to play lacrosse and field hockey. As well your donation will help bridge the gap with regestration, equipment, traveling, tournment fees, housing when traveling , food and so much more. With your assiantce eyekonz sports league will be able to continue growing and devolping
How I Got Here
- Eyekonz Sports League host 300 girls in the greater Philadelphia area that play lacrosse and field hockey.
- 15 graduating seniors from eyekonz sports league are attending college to play lacrosse. Most of these young ladies have played less than 2 years.
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- Thank you to Eyekonz coaches, players , parents, sponsors, partners, and you for helping to grow this league for girls of color to expand into new dimensions and a greater demographic reach for all to continue playing a sport they now love.
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