US Lacrosse is committed to growing the game and sharing this sport with all children across the country. Diversity and inclusion are two of the most important factors in seeing the game move forward.

This month, as part of Celebrate Diversity Month, we are taking the time to profile some of the most influential faces in the growing diversity of our game. Through sharing US Lacrosse Magazine stories, and our four-part Instagram Live interviews hosted by Kyle Harrison, we want to shed a light on those making a difference in our game.

Tuesday, we’ll kick off our Instagram Live series with Marty Delaney of Parkville Adaptive Lacrosse at 3:15 p.m. EST, followed by interviews each Tuesday through the month of April.

Here is the full schedule for Instagram Live interviews:

April 7: Marty Delaney, Parkville Adaptive Lacrosse

Delaney has helped build Parkville Adaptive Lacrosse in the Baltimore suburb, helping give children with disabilities the chance to play lacrosse. Now, he helps programs across the country gather the resources necessary to start their own Adaptive Lacrosse movements.

April 14: Gabrielle Kiewe, The Portledge School (N.Y.)

Gabrielle Kiewe, a junior at The Portledge School on Long Island, has a passion for helping those in need and a passion for growing the game of lacrosse. She married those two loves when, for a school engineering project, she developed an adaptive lacrosse ball for the blind. A sensor attached to the goal syncs with a censor in the ball, both of which emit a series of beeps that help determine the ball's proximity to a player. Kiewe said the prototype still needs some work, but it's already made an impact on players during testing.

April 21: Andrew Lee, US Lacrosse Native American Advisory Council

Motivated by his belief that time is life’s most precious gift, Andrew is a stay-at-home father raising three wonderful sons, ages 15, 13, and 9. He has served on the council following two decades of success in the fields of philanthropy, American Indian affairs, and health care. Among his current board responsibilities, Andrew is the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.

April 28: Natalie Bermudez, Puerto Rico Lacrosse

Bermudez was an assistant coach during Felician College’s inaugural 2016 season and led the program in 2017. She was a four-year starter at midfield for Georgian Court. She was a freshman on the first team in GCU history in 2007 and became the first Lion to score 100 goals. A certified girls' official for US Lacrosse, she is the head coach for the Puerto Rico Women's National Team