Grow The Game

Grow The Game
Stories about growing the sport of lacrosse and spreading the game to new areas. From beginners to professional players, anyone can #GrowTheGame!
Doug Maynard passed away on November 1st of this year at the age of 65. He played lacrosse the whole way through his years on this mortal coil, and scored a goal this past August in Lake Placid, just 3 months before passing on. He had played at Placid since 1991, was active in the New Hampshire lacrosse community for decades, and was a true lover of lacrosse.
Rob Pannell posted a photo of himself on a big screen video board in Times Square a few days ago, and I have been waiting for Tuesday to roll around so I could share it all with you in this week's Photo of the Week!
Beginning with the 2014 lacrosse season, Valley will no longer be the only boys’ high school lacrosse program in Central Iowa. Skyhawks Sports in conjunction with the Ankeny school district will sponsor a second club team in the metro’s northern suburb. Like Valley, the team will compete in the Nebraska High School Lacrosse League.
Since we're in the middle of Hanukkah, it seemed like a good time to share one of Israel Lacrosse's photos for Photo of the Week! Here we have some brand new players in Ashkelon, an Israeli city that is home to the Israel Lacrosse Association (ILA) and is the sister city of Baltimore.
Ivan Negrojević sent over another killer video from Serbia about the growth of lacrosse in the country. The video also features Brian Gorodeztky, a Canadian player living in Belgrade, who brought lacrosse to Serbia. In case you need some English to understand what's happening, Brian provides it.
Our brethren up in Washington needs your help! The following letter was passed along to us asking for any help they can get. Let's show them what we got. Nike has already donated sticks, but they still need everything else. Let's help a family in need.
Two of the best First Nations Lacrosse players in the World Cody Jamieson and Craig Point presented twelve deserving children with their first ever lacrosse sticks... "Walk With Us" is a program designed to promote lacrosse to first nations children and thus instilling in them a sense of pride in their culture.
We have a very special Forum Friday this week. At LaxAllStars we talk a lot about growing the game, and honestly, we mean it. So when we get a post in the Community Forum saying that a dad needs help picking his son's first stick, we can't but lend a helping a hand!

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