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    Kelly Giesecke Reflects on Her LVC Experience in Jamaica

    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 [...]

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    Summer Service Opportunities in Jamaica & Uganda

    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 [...]

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    We Are Seeking Summer Interns for our Jamaica Program

    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 [...]

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    The Perfect Coconut

    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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    Fields of Growth Seeks to Bring Team Uganda to Denver for FIL World Championships

    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 [...]

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    JAMAICA SELECT FALLS TO AMERICAN SQUAD IN 1ST ANNUAL FRIENDSHIP GAMES

    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 [...]

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    Equipment Drive Furthers FoG Mission

    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.

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    FoG Featured on WSYR in Syracuse

    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!

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    Photo Blog of Jamaica Lacrosse Volunteer Corps (Session 4 2013)

    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  

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    Used Lacrosse Equipment Drive Brings in Gear by Hundreds

    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 [...]

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    Miles Makdisi Gets to Work In Jamaica

    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 [...]

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    Shocking Easter Weekend In Uganda Lacrosse Action

    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 [...]

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    Kevin Dugan at the Borah Symposium

    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 [...]

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    2013 Uganda Lacrosse League Well Underway!

    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 [...]

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    Bowen, Bullard, Wills Head Lacrosse Volunteer Corps in Jamaica

    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 [...]

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    Inside Lacrosse Catches up with Kevin Dugan

    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.

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    Rob Pannell’s Journey to Uganda

    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 [...]

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    Lacrosse Volunteers Head to Jamaica to Coach, Serve & Learn

    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 [...]

Welcome

The lacrosse community is incredibly unique — unlike any other sporting community in the world; passionate, intelligent, industrious, creative, social and generous. People who play lacrosse tend to feel an enthused moral obligation to share the game, honor the game and grow the game. We seek to harness the positive culture that exists in the lacrosse community into revolving social impact.

As a player, coach and teammate I have probably experienced more personal growth on the the lacrosse field than anywhere else in my life. The 110 x 60 yard lacrosse field is a platform for physical, social and personal development. Using the game as a platform for advancing the common good is what our organization is all about. The metaphorical symbolism ensued by the name Fields of Growth plays out in reality through our commitment to Global Leadership, Service to Others and Growing the Game.

Vist our Join our Team page to get involved. Whether you are interested or skeptical I encourage you to email me to ask questions, kevin.dugan@fieldsofgrowth.org – our work has a revolving impact.

Action is Character,

Kevin Dugan
Founder and Director

All-World women's lacrosse player, Hannah Nielson assists the Fields of Growth team with our home building project in Southwest Uganda.

For Service

“We must become the change we want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi Through our Lacrosse Volunteer Corps (LVC), we seek to expose high school and college students to the beauty, challenges and opportunities in the developing world. Year in and year out the lacrosse community develops and cultivates well educated young leaders. [...]

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Sarah Bullard (Duke / Team USA) teachers math to young girls at the HOPEFUL school in Uganda.

For Education

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela At the heart of our work is service to others in an effort to advance the common good of humanity. At the very core of the Fields of Growth mission is the desire to serve and uplift in [...]

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Riverton City Youth Lacrosse in Jamaica. Fields of Growth is committed to sustained lacrosse programs (male & female) in Uganda and Jamaica.

For Growing the Game

“Where your passion intersects with the world’s need there lies your vocation.” – Aristotle The world needs more young leaders inspired to harness their passions into positive social impact. Fortunately the lacrosse community, as a family of friends has an unparalleled sense of responsibility to grow the game. No other sport really comes close. “I don’t think [...]

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