Old School: Remembering Fritz Hayes


Jazzy, an LAS reader out in Oregon, sent us this photo from the Lake Oswego Review, which featured Fred “Fritz” Hayes, a true Oregon Game Grower, as one of its important stories from 2012. Fritz was senselessly stabbed, and killed, in his home after returning from a morning walk this past September.

If you don’t know who Fritz is, and was, then we highly recommend that you read Richard Roy’s Tragedy Hits The Oregon Lacrosse Community story. In it, Richard shares some personal stories, and he lets us see just a portion of what made Fritz so special.

Fritz was a giver. He would drive hundreds of miles to ref a game, or give a stick to a kid who needed it. He was a teacher, a community member, and a friend to so many. Keep Fritz’ legacy in mind whenever you Grow the Game, and you know you’ll be doing it right.

About the author

Connor Wilson

Connor is the Publisher of He lives in Brooklyn with his better half, continues to play and coach both box and field lacrosse in NYC as much as possible, and covers the great game that is lacrosse full-time. He spends his spare time stringing sticks and watching Futurama.

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