Our Coyote History begins back in the Spring of 2004....
After being turned down by their school district to start a lacrosse club, two high school juniors, determined to play lacrosse in the Tri-Cities, sent a grant request application to the US Lacrosse Association with hopes of starting their own lacrosse team.
Months later in January 2005, after little thought about even having a chance of winning the grant, one of the boys' mother received a phone call. It was from a trucking company requesting confirmation for the address of where $8,000 worth of lacrosse equipment would be delivered! The Lance Holden Memorial Grant, the single largest grant that the US Lacrosse Association awarded, had been won! This grant provided enough equipment and gear to fully equip a lacrosse team of 20 players. With the help of their neighbor, a former Duke lacrosse club player who agreed to coach, and through word of mouth, 19 boys and 1 girl began practice in March of 2005.
After the first season, recognizing the growth potential of lacrosse in the Tri-Cities and Eastern Washington, parents of team members began the process of organizing a non-profit club from which many teams, both boys and girls, youth through high school, could evolve. After months of paperwork and meetings with a lawyer, who graciously offered his services pro-bono, 3Rivers Lacrosse Club was realized in March 2006.
Now, 17+ years after those two determined juniors started the lacrosse ball rolling, 3Rivers Lacrosse is home to over 150+ players, 4 boys teams in grades 1-8 and 4 girls teams in grades 1-12. Lacrosse in the Tri-Cities has grown from 1 lacrosse club to 7, with 3 youth lacrosse clubs and 4 high school lacrosse clubs.
Thanks to all the parents, coaches and players who, over the past 17 years, continue to dedicate their time, skills and services to build up the great sport of lacrosse in our community. 3Rivers Lacrosse continues to support, encourage and promote the growth of lacrosse in the Tri-Cities, Washington area, while upholding our Code of Conduct and honoring this great sport we love.