Building Blocks Lacrosse (BBL) is a local, year-round academy that offers training in both Gillette and West Orange, while headquartered in downtown Madison. As the only academy in New Jersey with a specialized player development program, they offer classes for students from beginner to D1 lacrosse players.
This year their diverse summer camp offerings for novices to elite level players have been expanded to seven weeks and are offered in four different locations. More importantly, they will be partnering with The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation (FOJ) for the week of July 7. A portion of the proceeds from camp sign-ups will be donated to FOJ to further their mission of fostering awareness of pediatric brain tumors and improving the quality of life for the children suffering from them.
“FOJ is an organization that some of our players are aware of since many college sport teams from around the country “adopt” a FOJ child for their team. At BBL we think that it is very important for all of our players, both academy students and elite travel team members, to think of others. By partnering with FOJ, we are providing the community with a fun way to learn more about the game of lacrosse while helping a good cause” explains Andrew Hubschmann, founder of BBL.
On the last day of camp, the BBL campers will trade camp pinnies with children from FOJ in exchange for FOJ T-shirts. Campers will also have the chance to win prizes and learn from experienced coaches. BBL will also be hosting a casual get together so that children from FOJ and their parents have an opportunity to meet one another.
BBL summer camps are unique in that they do not just offer generic camps by grade. Instead, players can choose from a variety based on their level of experience and position such as “Learnin and Luvin, Position Specific and “Ninja” camps or even participate in a new summer box lacrosse league.
For more information on BBL summer camps and how to contribute to this great cause, please contact BBL at 973-425-1206 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Camp offerings can be viewed at BBLAX.COM. Friends of Jaclyn is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
ABOUT FOJ: Our mission is to improve the quality of life for children and their families who are battling pediatric brain tumors and to raise awareness about this insidious disease.
How do we do this? FoJ pairs up children and their families battling pediatric brain tumors with college and high school sports teams. The teams give these children love, support and friendship as they fight this devastating disease. We celebrate each day by creating lasting relationships between student athletes, the child, and their families. This greatly improves the quality of life for children with brain tumors, as well as those who support them.
ABOUT BUILDING BLOCKS LACROSSE (BBL)
Founded in 2009 by Andrew Hubschmann and Jerry O’Loughlin, the company now has a year round lacrosse training Academy that operates out of two locations in Northeast NJ. BBL’s innovative training curriculum focuses on muscle memory and allows even the youngest players to perform at a high level early on in their training. The success of the Academy led to the formation of BBL Elite - a travel program that now boasts 26 girls and boys teams that compete on the east coast in fall, spring and summer. BBL is a privately held company.