About the Ohio Machine Foundation
Established in July 2014, the Ohio Machine Foundation is committed to growing the game of lacrosse through the support of programs and partnerships focused on community involvement and youth development both on and off the field. The Ohio Machine Foundation is managed by the Delaware County Foundation, which is a community based foundation, a non-profit organization that oversees permanent endowment funds set up by members of its community.
The Ohio Machine Foundation is built on three primary pillars: Lacrosse Education, Experience Lacrosse, and Adaptive Lacrosse. Through education, experience and adapting the game of lacrosse, the Machine Foundation can grow the game while supporting and enhancing the lacrosse community.
In Ohio, lacrosse is not a sanctioned high school sport. By teaching lacrosse in schools and as part of after school programs, more kids and aspiring athletes will be exposed to the game. The growth of the game in Ohio is directly proportionate to the number of kids exposed to the game from a young age. Getting the proper lacrosse curriculum in schools is a main focus of the Ohio Machine Foundation.
There is nothing better than sharing the game we love with others. The Ohio Machine Foundation takes both monetary and ticket donations to be distributed throughout the community. Each Machine home game, the Foundation hosts a group of new and excited lacrosse fans at no charge to the group. Seeing lacrosse played at its highest level creates life-long fans. The Ohio Machine Foundation hosts groups that otherwise would not be able to attend a game on their own. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware County is a cornerstone partern of the Experience Lacrosse initiative.
Major League Lacrosse is the highest level of the game, but lacrosse if for everyone! No matter your skill, ability for athletic talent, the Ohio Machine Foundation can bring the game to you. By adapting lacrosse to those with physical and mental handicaps, the game can be experienced by all.