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The Winter Olympics ignites a flame for athletes everywhere. Who isn’t captivated by everyday people in pursuit of an aspiration from their backyards to the world’s stage? We bear witness to a dream unfolding before our very eyes.
The fire burns in lacrosse dreamers, too. Because of the generosity of donors, we not only get to see, but make, dreams come true. Whether beginning a new program for a community that doesn’t have one, or giving an assist to athletes who compete at the highest level, it doesn’t happen without you.
US Lacrosse is committed to giving aspiring an inspiring lacrosse players the means to play for their community and their country.
Stories of players struggling to play locally due to a lack of resources are all too common. Inconsistent opportunities prohibit others from keeping the dream alive.
The Dream Drive calls upon the generosity and vision of donors from now until May 31, 2014, to fulfill the dreams of aspiring and inspiring lacrosse players. With your help, the US Lacrosse Foundation will grant wishes to players and communities whose dreams are powered by lacrosse.
“No dreamer is ever too small, no dream ever too big.”
For many, owning a first stick and playing for a local team is only a vision, due to a lack of resources for new, affordable lacrosse equipment, effective coaching and consistent opportunities. The Dream Drive will clear the roadblock for two communities by funding two First Stick grants at a cost of $16,110, giving the teams free equipment, coaching education and certification, and new resources to become fully self-sufficient after the two-year partnership with US Lacrosse.
For those fortunate to be selected to Team USA, the Road to the Rockies, which culminates with the FIL World Championship in Denver, is expensive. These ambassadors of lacrosse spend a year traveling to competitions and training weekends, instructional clinics and meet-and-greets in order to be a world-class team. The Dream Drive looks to match the First Stick grants and offset the cost of travel for the nation’s best mentors and role models to inspire a new generation to pursue their lacrosse dreams.
Help us grant wishes to lacrosse players this season at uslacrosse.org/dreamdrive.
Grant wishes to the dreamers, big and small, by participating in The Dream Drive to support the US Lacrosse First Stick Program and U.S. Men’s National Team. Learn more about The Dream Drive, watch videos with those who will be directly impacted by your support, and make a donation below.
The Dream Drive
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