Davie Youth Lacrosse Foundation, Inc. (DYLF) is a 501.c.3 charitable organization formed to develop a youth lacrosse program in Davie, Florida. The organization was founded in 2007 by Pete Dunne and Shaun Bamforth, long-time lacrosse players and coaches. The Town of Davie was instrumental in their support of our program. We thank the Mayors, the Town Administrator, all Town Council representatives, Parks and Recreation management and staff, and Public Works management and staff who have been involved in the process.
The organization is driven to provide a "best-in-class" youth program for the children of Davie and the surrounding area. In our first two seasons we have exceeded the expectations of the participants and parents. The players have become better all around athletes, fair competitors, and good lacrosse players. Along the way the parents have learned the game and watched their young athletes get in better shape and fall in love with the game of lacrosse.
We look forward to our tenth season. Our growth in the first seven seasons has been phenomenal. We have grown over 450% since 2008 and have become the second largest program in the South Florida Youth Lacrosse League. We expect more growth in 2017. We continue to need coaches at every level. Below is some information on the DYLF officers and directors running the program.
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
(Virginia), President and Founder - a New Jersey native, Pete who played his high school lacrosse with state finalist Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ. He went on to play his college lacrosse at long-time powerhouse University of Virginia. After college he played 2 years with the New Jersey Lacrosse Club and 16 years with the Ft. Lauderdale Flamingos Lacrosse Club bringing home seven state championships. Pete has played on numerous tournament teams in the Vail Lacrosse Shootout, Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament, and the Florida Lacrosse Classic. Over the years Pete has held high school coaching positions at Trinity Episcopal, Gulliver Prep, Weston Varsity Club and Archbishop McCarthy and was head mens coach at University of Miami. Pete has also been on staff for numerous local camps including Premier Players, Flamingo Lacrosse Academy, and Shanahan's MVP Lacrosse. Pete has been a Head Coach for South Florida Select U11 and Xtreme HS teams before creating the Barracudas program. Pete was inducted into the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame, South Florida Chapter on May 2, 2009. Pete has been a Davie resident since 1998. Pete also co-founded and runs Broward Lacrosse Advantage which organizes training programs and travel teams for advancing lacrosse players.
Other: Pete earned a BS in Commerce from McIntire School of Commerce at U.Va and is a member of the McIntire Advisory Board. Pete also earned an MBA from University of Miami. Pete is strategic accounts manager of Southeastern Printing in Miami. Pete has 2 boys who grew up through the program - Chris and Kelly.
(Florida), Vice President - Carmen is Pete's wife and is an integral part of the organization. In addition to driving sponsorship sales and generating yearbook advertising revenue, she handles many administrative aspects of the program. Carmen has been a Davie resident since 1998.
Other: Carmen earned a BA in Marketing from University of Florida. Carmen has 2 boys who grew up through the program - Chris and Kelly.
DAVIE YOUTH LACROSSE FOUNDATION, INC.
4350 SW 105 Avenue, Davie, FL 33328
Phone: 954-916-9580 E-mail: