Ambassador of the Month- May 2011

May 2011

Grant Pendry

New Albany High School

Grant Pendry represents a dedicated, enthusiastic network of partner teams in Ohio. Grant organized an LtN event the night that his highschool, New Albany High School played their rival, Worthington Kilbourne High School. Grant’s efforts before, during and after the game raised close to $7,000 alone- by far the largest donations by a team partner so far this Spring. We are inspired by your efforts and can’t wait to see where your LtN experiences continue to take you!

Name: Grant Pendrey

City/ State: New Albany, Ohio

High School: New Albany High School

Graduating year/ age: 2011/18

How did you first hear about LTN?:

I heard about lacrosse the nations the first time I talked to Brett Hughes over the phone. I then when onto the website and was immediately interested in helping out after watching the Video.

Why did you decide to become an LtN ambassador?

After seeing the kids in the LtN video I wanted to go and teach them myself.  What LtN is doing is amazing and something I am very proud to say I am a part of. I want to help LtN grow and support the organization.

What was your favorite part of your team partnership experience?

My favorite part was allowing the kids in my high school to realize what LtN is all about and who they are helping. It really opened up their minds to what problems the rest of the world is full of and hopefully teaches them to help others.

How has being a part of Lacrosse the Nations impacted or changed you?  How has it impacted or changed your team?

LtN has changed my thought of what is important. Seeing the kids in Nicaragua allowed me to notice that I can be happy no matter what the situation, It is all in my head. I can either decide to be happy or anything else but it is 100% up to me, not the people or things around me.

LtN New Albany vs. Worhtington Kilbourne raised $6849.25 including scoops for loot and merchandise sales!

 

Taylor King

Connestoga High School, Berwyn PA

LtN is excited to introduce Taylor King, a high school senior from Berwyn, outside of Philadelphia. After a short presentation to her high school team, Taylor reached out to LtN and expressed interest to reach out and help in any way that she could. Taylor helped out in EVERY way she possibly could. Taylor and her team organized a very successful event complete with banners to advertise the game, a bake sale to raise extra money, merchandise sales so the team was decked out and made a statement during the game, and a successful scoop for loot campaign the night of the game as well. She even invited her opponents for the game to participate as well. We are extremely grateful for all of your efforts as you went above and beyond the call of duty to organize, motivate and inspire your teammates. We’re inspired by you!

Name: Taylor King

City/ State: Berwyn, PA

High School: Connestoga High School

Graduating year/ age: 2011/18 yrs

How did you first hear about LTN?:

Carrie took the time to actually come to one of our Topspeed training workouts in the winter. She explained and promoted the program to both our boys and girls lacrosse teams there.

Why did you decide to become an LtN ambassador?

One of our big team goals was to get involved in community service this year. Carrie did a great job of explaining what Lacrosse the Nations was all about. I knew right then and there I wanted the team to become a part of helping out.

What was your favorite part of your team partnership experience?

The night before the game we had a team pasta party where we made big banners and signs to promote the game the next night. It was great to see everyone getting really into it.

How has being a part of Lacrosse the Nations impacted or changed you?  How has it impacted or changed your team?

It was a lot of work coordinating the entire event but I loved seeing the entire really step up and help out to make sure the night was a success. Our team definitely became closer while working together over half the season on this event. That night when we played our game, we played not only to win but to help out a great cause as well. It’s great to see that my passion for lacrosse on the field can be used just as powerfully off the field to help others.