Come join us starting on February 9 and learn the “fastest sport on two feet”, LACROSSE! Paul Banicki, Realtor at Sine & Monaghan in Royal Oak is starting both a Middle School Boys travel team and a separate Girls team that includes middle schoolers from Berkley, Royal Oak and Ferndale. Paul played lacrosse in high school and post high school levels, started a middle school lacrosse program in the Grosse Pointes’ and played on a club team at the post high school level. He is presently conducting a clinic for middle schoolers, boys & girls, through the Berkley Community Center. Lacrosse at higher levels is a contact sport, however there will be no contact at the clinic. Many colleges offer full ride scholarships.
Paul is a Realtor specializing in the single family housing market with a principle focus on the markets of Berkley, Royal Oak, Madison Heights, Ferndale, Clawson and surrounding communities. When asked why he named the team M1 Bears Lacrosse he stated “I am on a mission to grow the sport along the Woodward Corridor. Lacrosse was good to me and I want to pay it back by increasing its popularity.”
Paul loves the sport of lacrosse and wants it to flourish in the area. It is his way of giving back to the community. Paul personally purchased all the sticks, goals and balls, costing over $1,000 in order to keep the cost down for participants. If you are interested in joining the travel teams, or if you simply want to keep up to date on what is going on locally in lacrosse you can contact Paul at Paul@paulbanicki.com.
P.S. too parents. Many colleges are offering full scholarships to high school lacrosse players, both girls and boys.