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Hong Kong Lacrosse reached out to me to make a batch of commemorative sticks for the team. When an opportunity like this comes around, I don’t let it pass me by. I want wooden sticks to be represented all over the world as the game grow and expands. This incredibly interesting and competitive team was established in 1993, and with a mission statement of “… developing lacrosse across the general community of Hong Kong, offering regular development programs to all genders and ages”, can you see why I’d be so excited to help this team grow the game?
The Hong Kong Lacrosse Association is the governing body of lacrosse in Hong Kong. In 2014, the organization re-established the Hong Kong Open which was a big, awesome event (widely thought of as one of the biggest tournaments in Asia), and because of the scarcity of lacrosse in that region, that’s a big deal for the organization and for the culture as a whole. The team has even participated in the World Games in Israel, in which the Men’s Field Representative Team finished in 27th place out of 46 teams in victories over Poland, Luxemburg, Hungary and Uganda. In my own travels to the FIL World Games this year, I actually met a member of the Hong Kong Lacrosse team for the first time. If you’d like more information on the 2018 FIL Israel World Games, be sure to check out some of LAX All-Star’s coverage.
Making sticks for people from all around the world is by and large my favorite thing about this project, and this business as a whole. Seeing the footage of a Hong Kong player use one of my Twigs is exactly why I take pride in stick making. This only reaffirms to me that furthering the reach of the wood lacrosse stick is best gift I could ever get back.