Dear UNF friends, family, and fans,
I hope this message finds you well. My name is Michael Leary, President of the Men’s Lacrosse Club at the University of North Florida. Over the past few years our club has been growing at a rapid pace. We have just rejoined the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA). As a club team here at UNF we are fully operated and funded by the members of our club. We are lucky to have a great group of volunteer coaches that dedicate their time to making us better not only as a team, but as young men as well.
Being part of the MCLA gives us many opportunities to compete with some of the best teams around the country. The mclc consist of 200+ teams all over the United States and Canada. We are competing with hopes that we will make it to the national tournament to compete for a national championship. With great competition comes great cost. As a club we insist on players contributing with team dues. We encourage our players to help fund the season with team dues that are up to $900. While $900 might seem like a lot we are well below the MCLA average of about $3,000. Since our dues are very cheap compared to others, we look for a lot of help within the community.
We do not want player fees to discourage kids from playing the great game of lacrosse at the college level. College students already have a big enough financial burden on their hands with the cost of school. We run on a very tight budget that allows up to go on one, maybe two, weekend trips throughout the season. Travel is one of the biggest cost throughout the season. It is nearly impossible to get all of our games played at home, here in Jacksonville, so we have to travel to compete.
As a team, we know that we need to raise money to afford our season. That is why we work year round to put together fundraising opportunities. This allows us to raise more than just the team fees.
We are asking for your help to contribute to our great success as a program. With any donation we are capable of giving any donor the recognition that they deserve. Please feel free to donate below, any amount helps.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope to hear from you soon!
Men’s Lacrosse President