JagLax News & Updates: Catch up on all the latest events and information for Bloomington Jefferson Boys Lacrosse.
JAGLAX BANQUET: SAVE THE DATE!
The Jaglax Banquet will be held on Wednesday, June 12 at East Bush Lake Park, Shelter #3. Be sure to mark your calendars and watch for more information coming soon.
2020 SEASON BOOSTER CLUB SECRETARY AND COMMUNICATIONS LEAD NEEDED!
The 2020 Season is around the corner and the Booster Club is looking for a new Secreatey as well as a Communications Lead which will be a new position.
Secretary duties would include (but not be limited to) keeping the JagLax contact database current, distribution of team communications year-round, printing agendas, typing meeting minutes and coordinating with Coach Cater and the other Booster Club officers.
Communications Lead duties would include (but not be limited to) Writing or word-smithing team announcements to be distributed by the Secretary as well as by the webmaster online, as well as archiving all comminications in the JagLax Google Drive folders for future reference.
If you know someone who may be able to help please talk to a booster club member or email Michelle Vipond: email@example.com for more information.
UPDATE! GETTING AHEAD OF ALS!
On Saturday, May 4, 2019 the Jefferson and Edina Boys Lacrosse Teams came together to highlight and fundraise for ALS with a special event, "Get Ahead of ALS Day".
The event generated close to $1100 from fans on both teams as they participated to an #InYourFace Challenge. Donations at the end of the 3rd quarter were tallied and the team with the most money donated was Jefferson, making Coach Cater the winner! His Prize? A Pie in the Face (and a $20 Chipotle Gift Card)!
All the money raised is being be donated to the ALS Association, Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter, whose mission is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS while serving, advocating for, and empowering people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. As many as 30,000 Americans may currently be affected by the condition commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. There is no current cure for ALS but with recent advances in research and improved medical care, many patients are living longer, more productive lives.
JAGS CAPTURE 200th ALL--TIME PROGRAM WIN!
Jefferson's April 12th Victory over Farmington was an extraordinary one for Jefferson Boys Lacrosse as it marked the program’s 200th All-Time Win. The team’s 200 victories include both MSHSL and Club games which started being documented back in 1998 as Coach Cater introduced the game of lacrosse to the high school. Of the Jaguar’s 21 seasons of competition, 16 have ended with winning records. The single most triumphant year came in 2015 when the season closed tallying 18 wins, including a run at the State Championship. The second highest total for wins in a single season is 13, and the Jags have realized that achievement an amazing 5 times! 200 wins is a distinct accomplishment earned by our entire program including alumni, coaches, parents & school faculty. What’s most impressive—keeping in mind that the annual number of regular season games played is only 13—is that it was done in a mere 21 seasons. At this time we would like to thank both past and present Jefferson players for their contributions to this acheivment.
Alumni! Claim your 200 Wins shirt at this year's Alumni Game on June 8th from 6-8 PM!
PARENT VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
Volunteers are what make our program successful. If you have not yet done so, please sign up to volunteer on the sign up genius link below. We will begin assigning all unspoken for slots the week of April 8-12 as we need to everyone to pitch in. Thank you!
SPRING PAC MEETING
The spring Parent, Athlete, Coach meeting was held Thursday, April 5th. If you missed the meeting please review the presentation below. You will hear from Greg Gilbert regarding the the spring fundraiser soon. Because the buyout period was april 5th only, Greg will get you set up with your pizza cards and the JagLax For a Cause fundraising event.
Reminder, there will be a selling BLITZ on Sunday, April 7 - meet at the Jefferson Activity Center - at 5 PM to go out in teams and sell pizza cards.
Remember These Important Season Dates:
- Fundraiser Turn In - April 26
- FUN Raiser - April 27 @ Nativity of St. Mary
- JagLax for a Cause Night - May 4 (and Chipotle Night - more info coming)
- Senior Night - May 21
- Banquet - June 12
2019 MAN UP DRIVE FINISHES STRONG
This year's Man Up Drive ended on Friday, March 15th. We are happy to report that the JagLax Booster Club hit it's goal for the 2019 season with a strong push in the final week that generated about 1/3 of the total funds raised.
We would like to extend a special thanks to all of our first time donors. Every contribution counts!
Remember, just because the drive is over doesn't mean you can't still donate. We can accept your gift year round on our donatons page.
SIGN UP FOR SCRIP & SAVE ON YOUR FEES!
Want to save a ton of money on your booster club fees? Saving is simple when you sign up for Show with Scrip. Scrip is an easy way for you to do personal fundraising to cover lacrosse costs when buying the things you purhcase everyday. A complete explaination can be found on our SHOP WITH SCRIP tab in the main menu. If you shop at stores like Target, Walmart, Cub Foods, Lowes, Best Buy, American Eagle, Nike, The Home Depot, Amazon and more... don't wait to sign up. Start earning rebates today!
Still not convinced? Talk to a Booster Club memeber who can give you a great testamonial about the savings they have received. Gayle or Doug Jacobs, Michelle Vipond and Kara Zielinski are all ready to share their stories.