Editor’s Note: GTG Jamaica Intro


After nearly 36 hours of travel, I’ve arrived in Jamaica and met up with the Fields of Growth crew. Fields of Growth is a non-profit organization founded by Kevin Dugan, former director of operations for the Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team. Its mission is to harness the passion of the lacrosse community into positive social impact through education, service and growing the game.

I’m here in Jamaica all thanks to Chuck Richardson, former University of Georgia lacrosse player  (’02) and current director of lacrosse at EvoShield. About three months ago, Chuck got wind of what FoG was doing in Jamaica and he was sold. Immediately, he started fundraising, asking friends and family to contribute a few bucks each to help support a service trip for him and a friend. I didn’t know Chuck prior to this trip, but one thing led to another, and here I am. It’s amazing what type of opportunities the beautiful game of lacrosse can bring.

Thanks to Chuck, over the next 8 days, I’ll get to experience first-hand what Kevin and his team of volunteers are doing to grow the game here in Jamaica. I’ve only been here a couple of hours, but I can already tell this trip is going to change my life.

Stay tuned for more.

– JB

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Jeff Brunelle
Founder of Lacrosse All Stars. A West Coast native and product of the MCLA, I moved back East after college where I truly fell in love with the game. I've dedicated my career to LaxAllStars since 2010, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I now live in my hometown of Boise, Idaho, with my wife Zoë, two dogs, and a baby girl expected to arrive around Championship Weekend this May. I'm a technologist at heart, I'm not into snow or the month of January, and one time I kind of stole a football from Gary Gait. Life is crazy busy, but it's worth it when you get to immerse yourself in the medicine of lacrosse every day. We are on a mission to Grow The Game® on a global scale by empowering storytelling by players, for players, and bridging the gap between lacrosse and the mainstream.