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.
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