Lacrosse box concept evolving

  • Wed Jun 8th, 2011 5:00am
  • Sports

There may be fewer details involved in building a small town lacrosse facility than in purchasing and relocating the Atlanta Thrashers… but it still doesn’t just happen overnight.

To the credit of those who have been promoting a facility for the benefit of growing numbers of lacrosse aficionados, the news is all positive.

Strong community-based support has appeared to lend legitimacy to the lacrosse effort. A site has been identified and the services of an architect have been donated for the cause.

District councillor Bev Berger has been a catalyst all along and so has Paul Homer.

They and many others have been fully aware of the challenges involved in transporting young lacrosse players to and from the West Shore for games and practices.

The Sooke influence within the ballooning West Shore lacrosse association has been considerable with well over 60 athletes requiring round trips on the already overcrowded Sooke Road.

Berger was on the other end of the country last week while this bulletin was being prepared but her work was continuing to be noticed.

Much progress has been made toward the project, that when complete should see much activity in terms of lacrosse, ball hockey, etc. Homer indicated that support appeared unanimous among all parties with a say in how and if the initiative should go forth.

The upshot is that several details remain to be worked out but there doesn’t appear to be any reason to think they won’t be before long.

Berger is back this week, and more details will be publicized as they become available.