Teams Raise Money for Lacrosse the Nations

BOSTON, Mass.-In the 2013 season, 10 college lacrosse teams from around the country have joined Lacrosse the Nations (LtN) in raising funds for communities in need. Through the organization's "Scoop for Loot" program, players solicit online donations and pledges for each team ground ball picked up during predetermined game(s).

2013 participating teams include Dartmouth (M/W), Babson (W), Bates (W), Trinity (M/W), Middlebury (M/W), Hamilton (W), Colby (M.) Five of the participating schools are members of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC.)

Funds raised will directly support:
o Salaries for the local Nicaraguan, Costa Rican and domestic lacrosse coaches and directors
o Scholarships for the higher education of our Nicaraguan and Costa Rican coaches
o Nutritious meals and snacks for our international health program
o Field trips and prizes to help foster attendance oField maintenance

"Scoop for Loot" events are used to give special meaning to team's lacrosse seasons, allowing players, schools and communities the opportunity to give back to others globally and locally. To date, teams have raised over $10,500 with many "Scoop" games scheduled for Saturday, April 13th. Many participating players have visited international programs in the past or have made plans for the future.

Adam Fishman, a sophomore at Dartmouth, will be volunteering in Costa Rica for the fall semester after visiting Nicaragua in December, 2012. He reflects, "As a college athlete, I am at the mercy of the whistle. At some point the quarter ends, the whistle blows, the game is over. LtN kids reminded me that my 'sport' is merely just a game and the energy they had is something I will always remember."

Lacrosse the Nations ( unifies the lacrosse community to sustainably improve education and health while creating joy for children in need. We use lacrosse as a conduit for change to serve close to 850 children in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Virginia and Ohio.


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