Harlem youth join in on Onondaga Nation lacrosse event

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(WSYR-TV) — The 25th season of the Upstate Lacrosse Association has grown to more than 150 teams, and this year a team from Harlem is in town to take part.

The team got into town on Friday ahead of their games this weekend and met with members of the Onondaga Nation to learn more about the history behind the growing sport.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be on the Onondaga Nation. We know that lacrosse has a lot of meaning to us and to our kids but to come here, where it was born, gives it so much more meaning. And it means a lot to me and it means a lot to our kids to be welcomed here and have the opportunity to learn and feel the power. Just being in this room is very powerful,” said Devin O’Brien, executive director of Harlem Lacrosse.

The Harlem team will be in action on Saturday at Noon and 1 p.m. at the Auburn Junior High School.

For more on the Harlem Lacrosse program, click here.

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