Lacrosse the Nations is excited that Team LtN continues to grow each year. We are incredibly grateful for the teams, businesses and communities across the globe that partner with us, putting an incredible amount of enthusiasm and effort into fundraising efforts. You can become an official member of Team LtN by participating in any of our Get Involved Opportunities.
YOUTH+ATHLETICS+PHILANTHROPY = AWESOME RESULTS
Positive Tracks is a national, youth-centric nonprofit that inspires young people to get active and give back using the global power of sport.
Their turnkey program matches fundraising efforts of participants ages 23 and under by awarding charity partners with Positive Tracks Youth Challenge Grants. These Grants are actualized through youth fundraising for athletic events and creative fundraising efforts leading up to athletic events.
Best news is: Every dollar raised by youth and matched by Positive Tracks goes to the charity partner – and in turn, to the population or territory served by the charity partner.
End result sees young people of all sizes, colors and income levels mobilized to move, empowered to give back, and inspired to make the world awesome: starting with themselves, starting in their own backyards.
In 2013, Ditto Dude helped us to stay cool and hydrated by donating water bottles to our LtN programs!
Reebok Lax donated 250 new lacrosse heads to LtN programs in Nicaragua this past season. These sticks go to LtN programs both domestically and internationally, and afford even more kids the opportunity to learn the game! Read about out how Reebok’s donation led to another learning opportunity.
Adrenaline Lacrosse donated over 30 fiddle sticks, socks, and stickers to our programs in Nicaragua this past season.
MLL team The Ohio Machine gave 20 tickets, donated by Green Dental, to our Weinland Park Wolfpack for seats in the new “Smile Zone” at Ohio Machine home games this past season. This opportunity was extra special since Machine players Greg Bice and Matt Cafarelli are their coaches!
In 2013, LaxPower featured an article on their website highlighting the amazing support we have received from our team partners, including five from the NESCAC conference. In June, they wrote about Mikey Thompson joining LtN staff in Nicaragua.
Youth 1 helped us to spread the word about our mission this season by publishing an article about LtN on their website!
During the 2013 season, New Albany and Worthington Kilbourne High School lacrosse teams continued to show their support for LtN by raising a combined total of $3195.00 through “Scoop for Loot” pledges! Both teams looked great wearing their LtN shirts during warm ups for the rivalry game.
On May 21st, Team Quicksilver raised $700 through a “Scoop for Loot” event! Led by Kyle Smedley, this men’s league team from Southern California, collected 35 ground balls. Through generous sponsorship from Stillwater Communications, $20 was pledged for each ground ball.
In May, a group of seniors from the Collegiate School in Richmond, VA spent a week in Playa Potrero working with LtN! During their trip, the group kept busy with all kinds of activities, including building a shed for the local elementary school, helping out with PE classes and after-school lacrosse sessions, and even learning a new dance from the students! Click here to check out their blog and see pictures.
The Trinity Women’s Lacrosse team raised $2,680.00 for LtN this past season by hosting a “Scoop for Loot” event in a rivalry game against Middlebury. The team looked great in their green LtN warm ups! Click here to see how you too can order custom LtN shirts!
The Hamilton Women’s Lacrosse team hosted a “Scoop for Loot” event and, with the help of donations from family and friends, surpassed their goal of $1,500.00 to raise $5,115.00 in support of LtN!
Palos Verdes High School Lacrosse donated all the money they made from their concession stand and organized a “Scoop for Loot” event, earning $8,912.00 toward LtN. In July, players from Palos Verdes High School will also be volunteering on a trip to Nicaragua! Watch a video about PVHS’s story.
This past season Middlebury Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse teams continued to show their long-standing support of LtN by raising $3,052.00 through a “Scoop for Loot” fundraiser in their games against Trinity.
The Bates Women’s Lacrosse team turned three of their games this past season against Trinity, Tufts, and Colby into fundraising opportunities by hosting “Scoop for Loot” events! With the help of donations from family and friends, the team was able to raise $1,168.00 for LtN!
The Williams College Women’s Lacrosse team organized a “Scoop for Loot” fundraiser this past season, earning $1,760.00 for LtN!
The Dartmouth Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse teams both ran “Scoop for Loot” events during their 2013 seasons to support LtN, raising a total of $6,762.00! With a generous $5,000.00 match from Positive Tracks, the Darmouth Lacrosse community raised $11,762.00 for LtN- the largest donation ever in LtN history! Three members of the Dartmouth Men’s team even spent time playing and sharing their knowledge of the game with kids in LtN programs in La Chureca, Chiquilistagua and Ciudad Sandino on a trip to Nicaragua. Read more about the Dartmouth Lacrosse teams’ fundraising event or see pictures from the trip to Nicaragua.
On March 30th, the Babson College Women’s Lacrosse team hosted a “Scoop for Loot” event, raising $1,965 for LtN and beating out Wesleyan! They even sported LtN shirts as warm-ups! Click here to find out how you can order custom LtN shirts.
On April 22, with support from the Oak Knoll School HOPE community service committee and varsity lacrosse head coach Elizabeth Merrcogliano, Allison Sayia and teammates Morgan Ryan, Courtney Schroeder and Sara Haarmann led a “Scoop for Loot” fundraiser and sold shoelaces to help raise funds for LtN.
In April, Clay Kirkpatrick held an LtN fundraiser for his senior project at New Bedford High School. He collected items for a raffle and sold t-shirts at a Bedford Cannons youth lacrosse game. Through his efforts Clay was able to raise $450 for our organization!
Kristin Hinckley, a senior from the Episcopal Academy in Pennsylvania, made a donation to LtN as well as a video that she shared with us explaining some basic skills and fundamentals of girl’s lacrosse in Spanish!
On January 16th 2012, the Grizzly Boys Lacrosse Club held an all-day clinic in support of LtN! Organized by Captain Dylan Mandigo for his senior project, the clinic raised $1400 with the help of other varsity players and Coach Mike Ball!
In April, The Pingry School/LtN club continued to show their support for LtN by bringing 25 kids to the Big City Classic and hosting clinics and fundraisers, all in the name and spirit of our work. They also created custom LtN t-shirts that they wore as warm-ups!
St. Christopher’s of Richmond, VA invited Ellen to come speak at morning chapel about LtN and made a donation of $100.00.
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