When I first arrived at the Brooklyn Lacrosse Fundraiser and took it all in, the only thought that was in my head was that It’s a really cool way to grow the game. When you look at the situation, Burton really didn’t lose anything. Brooklyn Lacrosse only had to invest their time and all I had to do was pack and show up at an event that was already planned. Everything was a reflection of the community. Both companies came together, proving themselves to be a company that shows that it’s easy to create a unique vibe that is still profitable for a charity organization.
I brought my last three First Edition Field Lacrosse Sticks for the weekend’s trip and ended up drumming up a great amount of interest for the new product. Wood Lacrosse Sticks took part in the charitable sentiments, giving a donation themselves. A portion of all of our sales were donated to the organization as well as a Twig that was donated to be a part of their raffle.
Brooklyn Lacrosse is an organization founded in the summer of 2012. Ever since it’s inception, the company has shown an ever-expanding attitude, moving forward with great purpose from a small club putting on local clinics to an incredibly successful program for hundreds of young lacrosse players including boys and girls. If you’d like to learn more about Brooklyn Lacrosse, visit them at brooklynlacrosse.org.
I’ve got to say that this is one of my favorite trips in recent memory. This really unique opportunity to come to New York and attend a private event for this great program brought out the best in all of us, with the young players especially bringing a great amount of energy and enthusiasm to the proceedings. This fantastic experience has only further motivated me to continue my mission to spread knowledge and appreciation for the game.