Lakewood Park Athletics

Off To A Great Start

It’s been a great first week of school here in the Athletic Department, and we can’t wait for next week’s JV and Varsity contests to arrive! Thank you to the many parents who came out for the Fall Sports Parents Meeting on Tuesday evening. We appreciate your support of your student-athlete and LPCS Sports. To clarify, there will be a parents meeting for each of our three sports seasons (Fall, Winter, and Spring). You are welcome to attend any of these meetings, but only parents of in-season athletes are required to attend a particular meeting.

One of the goals of the LPCS Athletic Department is to instill and reinforce in all of us (the AD included!) a biblical worldview of athletics. To that end, we have created a section of our Athletic Handbook with that title. I will be highlighting a portion of that section in each of the Friday newsletters throughout the school year. This week’s portion:

God has richly given us sports to enjoy. To the extent we have the health, talent, and ability to participate in sports, these too are good gifts from God. (1 Tim. 6:17; James 1:17; Ps. 139:14-15)

Our Creator is a wonderfully generous God. As a means of allowing us to enjoy and be satisfied in Him, God has given us a great variety of enjoyable activities in life. Among these are discovery, learning, music, culture, industry, relationships, work, and leisure. At LPCS, we strive to offer an educational program that draws students into learning to enjoy these various good gifts of God. We recognize that no one particular gift of God should be exalted to the exclusion of others. We encourage you to help your student-athlete keep his or her relationship to sports at the healthy level that is balanced with academics and other pursuits. Our Athletic Department is committed to doing everything we can to keep academics a priority and ensure that athletes can still participate in the fine arts and other programs LPCS has to offer, even in season if at all possible.

If we can help your family in any way to keep this balance, please let me know.

Drew Gardner
Athletic Director

If you have text messaging available to you, please sign up for reminders from the Athletic Department by following the instructions below. These messages are separate from and in addition to reminders that coaches may send from the accounts they have created.

Send a text message to 81010 (this number would go in the “To:” portion at the top of your text messaging app. The body of the message should be the team-specific code beginning with the @ symbol:
• High School Volleyball – @lphsvb
• Junior High Volleyball – @lpjhvb
• 6th Grade Volleyball – @lp6vb
• High School Boys Soccer – @lphsbsoc
• High School Girls Soccer – @lphsgsoc
• Junior High Soccer – @lpjhsoc
• 6th Grade Soccer – @lp6soc

*** is free to use, but standard text messaging rates apply.

All Sports and Fall Season Passes

All Sports and Fall Season Passes are available for purchase in the front office, the Athletic Office, or at the gate of all of our home contests. The All Sports pass costs $200 and is good for admission of your immediate family members to all home sports contests throughout the school year. The Fall Season pass costs $75 and is good for admission to all home volleyball and soccer contests.

Volunteers Needed

Our home sporting events wouldn’t be possible without a team of volunteers coming together to support our school and sports teams. A huge thanks to those of you who have already volunteered to serve and help in any way you can! In an effort to streamline the volunteer coordination process, we have created accounts for both soccer and volleyball with If you are a soccer or volleyball parent (or anyone else willing to help), please follow the links below to sign up to serve at the gate or in the concessions stand. We have tried our best to work these schedules so that you do not have to miss watching your child’s game. If all of our soccer and volleyball families would sign up to work the gate or concessions for just one event throughout the season, there would be more than enough volunteers to cover everything! Thanks in advance for your help!



The ACD Festival with the LPCS-sponsored ACD 5K will be here before we know it on September 5. Register via the entry form on our school website or at Early-Bird registration by August 21 guarantees you a free T-Shirt and a $5 discount on the entry fee.

Fall Sports Invoices

Fall sports invoices went home with student-athletes last evening. If your child did not give the invoice to you, please contact Maleah Leitner in the Athletic Office. Please return payment no later than next Friday, August 21.

Next Week’s Schedule

[Maleah – please fill this in]

Coming soon… Panther Wear order form!

PE Notes

LPCS T-Shirts for PE classes will be in mid-next week for the sizes we ran out of at Back-to-School night. Please check the Athletic Office on Thursday to see if these are available for purchase.

Please ensure that your child has quality gym shoes with non-marking soles for PE. We’ve invested in upgrading our gym floor and want to be good stewards of it. Thanks!

[NOTE: Be sure to attached Handbook and Notes of Fall Sports Parent Meeting.]


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