Somewhere in Simsbury, CT there are a couple young lacrosse players getting ready for their next 2Way Lacrosse clinic. They come home from school, and run out to practice, and put in extra work, hitting the wall, working on their athleticism and get ready for their next coaching session with MLL star and former Notre Dame all-American, Dave Earl. The young lacrosse players might not know it, but thanks to Earl and his vision for 2Way Lacrosse they are playing a role in helping support a school for children thousands of miles away in the small East African nation of Uganda.
A percentage of 2Way Lacrosse revenue, and particularly their apparel sales are dedicated to supporting the HOPEFUL school, a school that has been built through the support of several high school and college lacrosse players from around the country. 2Way’s first initiative in support of the school was to purchase uniforms for the schools neediest children.
“2Way’s support of our the uniform fund at the HOPEFUL school has been really important, especially to the neediest children – the one’s who can’t afford a uniform,” said Kevin Dugan, founder of Fields of Growth. “A uniform might only cost $8, but most families can’t afford that, and if you don’t have a uniform, it’s like a badge of poverty, and sadly students without uniforms will get teased by the children with uniforms. The instant self esteem and confidence that the children feel when they get their uniforms is invaluable.”
For Earl working with Fields of Growth is a no-brainer.
“When 2Way was founded we wanted to partner with a like minded nonprofit that also saw lacrosse as a platform for positive social impact,” said Earl. “This organization takes young high school and college lacrosse players to Uganda and Jamaica to support childhood education, while growing the game of lacrosse. It’s a perfect fit for us.”
For more information on 2Way Lacrosse please visit www.2waylacrosse.com