The Courage Game mission is to encourage and support gay youth, rebuke bullying, and promote wider education and awareness for LGBT equality.

What is the Courage Game?


The Courage Game is a 501c3 charitable organization with a mission to encourage and support gay youth, rebuke bullying, and promote wider education and awareness for LGBT equality.  Donations and all other funds raised go directly to supporting the work to spread our mission, impact lives, and bring inclusivity to all youth sports.

Many times, these initiatives are sparked from tragedy; however, ours is a positive story of encouragement and a testament to the character of the lacrosse community around the country.

We want to be able to tell more stories not of disaster, but of the power and impact a community can have on individuals who are struggling to be comfortable with themselves.  We are bent on changing lives and look forward to having you along on the journey.

  • I thought, … I couldn’t do anything but doubt myself. It was a really dark time for me where I would even think about suicide. But then you came and you changed my life forever. Thank you for making me realize that I’m not alone.

    — Braeden Lange —

    Let’s Play!


    How can I register to play?

    Sign up to play at our online store. We are hosting games for youth through high school athletes.  All players must be current US Lacrosse Members and we cannot make exceptions.

    THE GIRLS GAMES ARE ON!  We are extremely excited to announce that we will be hosting girls games this year!  NOTE: We will try to wrap up all girls games by 11am to avoid championship conflicts.

    NOTE: In an effort to avoid any NCAA recruiting violations, we are unable to host games for any girls who play high school lacrosse.

    When and Where?

    The Second Annual Courage Game will be held over the NCAA Championship Weekend and returning to Philadelphia at Penn Park!

    Date: May 29th

    Game Times:


    Where:  Penn Park, 3000 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA

    East on Chestnut St

    Right turn on 31st St

    Left after 1 block on Walnut St Lower Level

    Parking lot immediately on right with fields behind


    What should I expect?

    We have great partners who will be providing a number of fun experiences for our athletes! We will have entertainment, food, and drinks on site.  Everyone is encouraged to stay around and support all the games throughout the day.  We look forward to seeing you there!

    Who can be involved?

    Everyone!  We are fostering an inclusive environment for all who look to promote and advance our mission.  Please subscribe to receive updates of our journey and share content along the way!  If you aren’t participating in any of the games, we’d love to have you at the event cheering on the teams!

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