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Lacrosse embodies Gansler's commitment to Baltimore City youth [Letter]

Douglas F. Gansler

The sixth season of the Charm City Youth Lacrosse League begins March 29 at Carroll Park, and its continued success over the years is a great reminder of Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate and current Attorney General Doug Gansler's passionate commitment to Baltimore City youth.

In 2009, Mr. Gansler founded the league to provide a mix of mentoring, lacrosse skills training and league play to underserved Baltimore City youth at no cost. The league promotes positive social interaction, builds leadership skills and enables participants to forge relationships with leaders from the Baltimore business and civic communities, who speak at league practices. The league also helps participants pursue educational opportunities at area schools.

As the league's executive director in 2012 and 2013, I had the distinct pleasure of working closely with Mr. Gansler and dozens of enthusiastic volunteers to give the children an enriching lacrosse experience. The league has played its games every Saturday morning since 2009, and Mr. Gansler has never missed a day. Much of his time there is focused on giving the players individual attention and speaking with their families about lacrosse and its potential to open doors.

Actions speak louder than words, and Mr. Gansler's enthusiastic and selfless participation each week shows his genuine interest in the city of Baltimore, its children and their future.

Jody Martin, Baltimore

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