Women's Lacrosse

Women's Lacrosse To Host Fastest Shot Fundraising Contest On Jan. 14

Jan. 8, 2014

The UMass women's lacrosse team will hold a fastest shot competition on Tuesday, Jan. 14 as part of the national Dream 2014 Campaign which aims to help raise funds for the Ugandan National Team. Lacrosse team's from around the country are participating in this event with the proceeds also going to help supply food, school materials, and even boarding rooms to 260 orphaned and impoverished students at the Hopeful School.

The event is an event sponsored by Fields of Growth - a non-profit organization which aims to help bring education, service and sport to areas of the world which need assistance.

Each member of the team has been working to raise money to sponsor up the three shots per individual. At Tuesday's practice, the shots will be clocked with a radar gun with the results being submitted to FOG. After all the participating schools have sent in their results, America's Fastest Shot in college lacrosse will be crowned.

Fans interested in donating to the cause can visit the Minutewomen's fundraising page at http://www.crowdrise.com/UMASSWomensLacrosse

FOG aims to harness the power of lacrosse into positive social impact through service, education, and growing the game.

The Dream 2014 Campaign is the fundraising initiative to bring Africa's first national lacrosse team, Team Uganda, to compete in the 2014 World Championships in Denver, Colo. The journey will be the subject of a documentary as well with five of the players profiled as they experience the trials and tribulations of life, love, and lacrosse.

Americas Fastest Shot Contest is the college campus expansion of the fundraising efforts. The Dream 2014 Campaign has a fundraising goal of $200K to bring Africa's first national men's lacrosse team to the World Championships AND supply food, school materials, and even boarding rooms to our 260 orphaned and impoverished students at the Hopeful School.

The success of Fields of Growth is truly rooted in empowered student-athletes wanting to make a difference in the world. In three years we have traveled 150 high school and college student-athletes to Uganda and Jamaica. It is the American lacrosse community that has made a significant and measurable difference in the lives of our 700 Jamaican & Ugandan athletes, and our 260 children at the Hopeful School.



For more information, visit www.fieldsofgrowth.org
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