Nexus Lacrosse is pleased to announce an official partnership with One World Lacrosse (OWL), a non-profit organization which provides youth in impoverished communities around the world with an opportunity to improve their quality of life through the game of lacrosse.
The partnership between Nexus and OWL is one built out of mutual respect for the game of lacrosse and a similar vision regarding its role in today’s world lacrosse community. Both organizations value the service and outreach components of lacrosse’s growth, and feel that it is important to give back to the game. The partnership is one that will improve the outreach capabilities of both Nexus and OWL, inevitably fulfilling the mission of each organization.
“One World Lacrosse and Nexus share a passion for sharing the game that we all love. With this new partnership, Nexus is continuing their emphasis on people, planet, as well as profits. I couldn’t be more excited for this chance for premier players to help us grow the game in under-served communities,” said Kevin Gallagher, Founder and Executive Director of One World Lacrosse.
Nexus is excited to support OWL by collecting used equipment and monetary donations during the Select Training Academy this summer. These donations will contribute to OWL projects including India, Mongolia, and around the world.
“I couldn’t imagine anything better than for the guys at the Select Training Academy this summer to have an opportunity to give back to the game, “said Mark Schindler, Founder of Nexus Lacrosse, “To donate their old stuff so that a young boy or girl half-way around the world might have a chance to learn lacrosse. I’m really excited to be working with Kevin and the guys at One World Lacrosse.”
Stay tuned for more announcement regarding this new and exciting partnership!
About One World Lacrosse
One World Lacrosse Foundation is a non-profit organization which provides youth in impoverished communities around the world an opportunity to improve their quality of life through the game of lacrosse. We visit these communities not only as teachers, but as students of culture as well. Our aim is to bring the great game of lacrosse to these areas and assist in building communities and global citizens.
How this is done:
-Lacrosse equipment is brought to the community.
-We spend the following weeks meeting with the kids every day, showing them the basic skills and rules of lacrosse.
-We make ourselves available to the community to help with any building, fixing, and teaching they might need.
-Most importantly, we encourage the kids to teach us their culture, and what they do for fun.
About Nexus Lacrosse
Nexus Lacrosse was founded to help connect talent with tradition. Its programs are designed to infuse fundamentals and teaching into the most talented circles of today’s youth lacrosse, so as to best prepare them for varsity- and college-level play. The summer of 2013 will mark the initial Nexus Lacrosse: Select Training Academy hosted at Mercersburg Academy. This overnight training academy provides an opportunity for elite players entering grades 6th through 9th to receive superior instruction in a pure lacrosse environment.