ABOUT ROC E6
“If you ask founder, Arkee Allen and President, Art Alvut you will get the same answer. ROC E6 was formed in 2005, as a summer camp for inner-city youth to get a chance to play sports which they have not been exposed to and better their education. In 1988 Art decided to volunteer with the Big Brother Big Sister Program of Greater Rochester. That is when Art would meet a young Arkee Allen. From there the two would go on to have a lifelong friendship, that is as strong as ever now. Arkee had no idea what lacrosse was; he was a highly talented wrestler that had aspirations of competing in college. He would go on to be an All-American at Columbia University.
After starting Roc Wrestling Arkee wanted to add lacrosse so he asked Art to help. Art grew up playing lacrosse in Fairport, a traditional hotbed for the sport not only in the area but in the country. He went on to play collegiate lacrosse at SUNY Cortland. After playing two years at Cortland, he went on to play for the Rochester Greywolves, a semi-professional box lacrosse team based out of Rochester. He registered the first ever goal in Greywolves history. His passion for the game passed eventually passed on to Arkee. It was in 1988 that the bond between Arkee and Art was the foundation for Lacrosse in the city of Rochester.
The very first Roc E6 camper was London Booker. London immediately fell in love with lacrosse. Since there were no schools with lacrosse in the city, London had no place to play, consequently he coached at Roc E6 when he was in 7th grade. From there he went on to play at Roberts Wesleyan College for 4 years, and has coached Roc E6 and local travel teams for years. London’s passion for the advancement of inner-city youth and lacrosse has taken Roc E6 to new heights. From a small youth team of 22 in 2006, Roc E6 has grown to 5 teams with over 120 players and has helped advance lacrosse in the Rochester City School District.”