Scranton Raising Money for Projects, Lacrosse in Uganda

The University of Scranton men's lacrosse team is closing in on a worthwhile goal-to help those in need during the upcoming holiday season. To date, the Royals have raised over $4,000 towards a goal of $5,000 for their "Christmas in Uganda" fund-raising project.

This program, in conjunction with Fields of Growth International, a non-profit organization founded by Scranton head men's lacrosse coach Kevin Dugan, sponsors community development projects at a resettlement area in southwest Uganda. All money raised will fund projects such as social entrepreneurism, education, healthcare, AIDS and malaria awareness, as well as introducing the sport of lacrosse to disadvantaged children.

This December, Dugan will spend his Christmas in Uganda where he will attend a conference on social entrepreneurism, dedicate a lacrosse field, and deliver Christmas gifts of empowerment, funded through the efforts his team.


"This project has enabled our team to really live out the spirit of the mission of Jesuit education; to share your passion and gifts with others. This is about a lot more then lacrosse, but tying the game of lacrosse into the community develop aspects of Fields of Growth makes it fun for our players to support the project," says Dugan. "I am so grateful to parents, alumni and friends of the Scranton lacrosse program that have supported this project, and I think they enjoy the real tangible, physical impact there donations are going to have."

Donations from $10 to $600 dollars are currently being accepted by the Royals' men's lacrosse team at the following web address: www.firstgiving.com/scrantonlacrosse. Donors can choose from six levels to assist this worthwhile cause. Donations may also be mailed to the University of Scranton men's lacrosse team, 800 Linden Street, Scranton, Pa. 18510.

2009-12-02



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