Editor’s Note: Kelly Giesecke is a young adult living in New York City. Kelly is from Manhasset, NY, where she grew up playing lacrosse. She went on to play at Cornell University. Last summer Kelly used her week of vacation to Coach, Serve and Learn with the FoG Lacrosse Volunteer Corps. Enjoy this reflection on her experience [...]
Welcome to the Lacrosse Volunteer Corps! This page is designed to be a “one stop shop” that gives our LVC participants and their parents all the information they need to prepare for a great LVC experience. It is also designed to answer questions and relieve the potential anxiety involved with preparing for your trip. We [...]
Fields of Growth is seeking male and female interns to spend 2.5 months in Jamaica this summer assisting with the implementation of lacrosse development programs. Ideal candidates for this position will be hard-working, proactive and responsible lacrosse enthusiasts with a passion for youth development. Successful candidates must also be extremely patient and highly empathetic. Interns [...]
Editors note: This article was written by Adam Rosenthal, a junior at Union College in Schenectady, NY. Adam spent this past summer in Kingston, Jamaica where he worked as an intern for Fields of Growth, serving and leading in the Lacrosse Volunteer Corps Program. Adam is from Tiburon, California. His article was originally featured in [...]
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Dream 2014 Campaign Aims to Unite & Inspire the Lacrosse World Kampala, Uganda – New York, NY – October 3, 2013 The non-profit organization, Fields of Growth International, in partnership with the Uganda Lacrosse Union, has formally announced its plans to bring Team Uganda to the 2014 FIL World Championships. The initiative is being launched [...]
Jamaican Youth Show Promise as Branden Rhoden scores game high 3 goals in the loss KINGSTON, Jamaica – History was made earlier this week as St. George’s College played host to the first ever Jamaica Friendship Games, which pitted the Jamaica Select U-19 boys team against a squad from the USA that was in Jamaica [...]
More coverage of the equipment drive in Syracuse, NY which is being led by Kelsey Madden, a volunteer of our Lacrosse Volunteer Corps program. For more information on how you can get involved in supporting Fields of Growth click here.
A huge thank you is in order to our friends in Syracuse for spreading the word about Fields of Growth! Please enjoy this video from ABC’s affiliate, News Channel 9 WSYR-TV featuring Lacrosse Volunteer Corps alum, Kelsey Madden!
We are going to be photo blogging from session 4 of the 2o13 Lacrosse Volunteer Corps. Enjoy the beautiful photos from the front lines in Kingston, Jamaica. Day 1 photos
We have been lucky enough to receive tons of used equipment from youth and adults alike across the country in an effort to bring necessary gear to those in both Uganda and Jamaica. Equipment drives are both great ways to get involved on the home front as well as serving as the life blood for [...]
Everyone at Fields of Growth is excited to welcome Miles Makdisi to our growing Family of Friends. Our organization is on a mission to harness the passion of the lacrosse community into positive social impact here the USA, in Uganda and in Jamaica. We welcome Miles to our team! A big part of our work [...]
Warriaz Top Strykers in a Stunning Upset! Editor’s Note: The following is republished from Sam Otoa’s ULL Gameday Report from Saturday, March 30. The Uganda Lacrosse League is a 5 team men’s lacrosse league that is sponsored by Fields o f Growth. Strykers 5 – 6 Warriaz League leaders Strykers put themselves on a tightrope [...]
Symposium to Address Relationship Between Sports, War and Peace Looking deeper into the international landscape and the concept of sport, this spring’s University of Idaho Borah Symposium will focus on Beyond the Battlefield: Sports, War and Peace. Events will take place April 1-3 on the Moscow campus and are free to the public. “With the [...]
Strykers, Warriaz Show their Strength in Week 3 of Uganda Lacrosse League Action Strykers LC Cruises to a 5-0 win over the Kings Strykers’ attackman Ibra Makanda scored a hat-trick and team-mate Kenneth Kasule notched two goals as Strykers brushed aside Kings Lacrosse in a heated game. Strykers went ahead early and were having a [...]
Kingston, Jamaica – The upstart Jamaica Lacrosse Association received a huge boost this month as three of the top female players in the world visited to coach and serve with the Lacrosse Volunteer Corps run by the non-profit Fields of Growth (FoG). The effort was headed by USC assistant coach and FoG women’s program representative [...]
A nice video update on Fields of Growth from Terry Foy and the Inside Lacrosse crew who caught up with Kevin Dugan at the US Lacrosse Convention.
This winter, Fields of Growth had the pleasure of having Rob Pannell join us for a week in Uganda to help prepare the Uganda Lacrosse Union. Additionally, on his trip, Rob got to experience the joyful youth in the Pearl of Africa. Day 1 – Monday December 3, 21012 - After a day of traveling, follow [...]
Video from Day 5 Day 5 Photo Gallery Day 4 Photo Gallery Day 3 Photo Gallery Day 2 Photo Gallery Day 1 Photo Gallery DAY 1 AM UPDATE Stay tuned to this page over the next 10 days as Kevin Dugan, Fields of Growth founder & director will be blogging from Kingston where the game [...]
Fields of Growth (FoG) aims to harness the passion of the lacrosse community into positive social impact through global leadership development, service and growing the game. Founded in 2009 by former college lacrosse coach and player, Kevin Dugan, FoG has become a popular non profit among those in the lacrosse world that have a passion for [...]
Join the HOPEFUL team Joining the HOPEFUL team puts you in a position to be an positive change agent while supporting the work we do in Uganda and Jamaica. We have a catalog of age appropriate events you can organize to spread the word about Fields of Growth and help advance our cause. Visit the HOPEFUL [...]
360 Degrees of Positive Social Impact The concept for Fields of Growth (FoG) was born in 2009 when Kevin Dugan and Maurice Sserunkuma met at an annual conference for the International Academy on African Business Development, hosted by Makerere University Business School. The two began dreaming the concept for an intelligently structured, passion fueled organization. One that [...]