BROOKLYN - Lacrosse is not often played in urban areas, but a grant program has helped bring the sport to Brooklyn.
The boys lacrosse team at Brooklyn Prospect Charter School begins practice at the parade grounds near Coney Island Avenue as the sun comes up, and they're constantly getting better.
However, many players didn't know what lacrosse was before their school was chosen to receive $10,000 from the U.S. Lacrosse First Stick program, which reaches out to neighborhoods that typically don't have access to the game.
The charter was one of eight schools nationwide to be able to outfit 24 players with full equipment starting in the spring of 2010. The team now plays against private, Catholic and public schools, as well as lacrosse clubs.