Thursday, April 10, 2008
If you like magazines...
Consider subscribing to or renewing them in support of my daughter Megan's lacrosse team.
Here's the story. This is Megan's third year playing lacrosse. Her first two years, she had to play with a team three towns away because there was no girls lacrosse team in our town. It meant a LOT of driving back and forth for us but we did it because she really loves the game.
This year, she had the option of playing with the team she's been on for two years (which is based at a school in an upper class neighborhood, up on the benches), or she could start a team at her high school (middle class). She knew if she started a team here, it would be an uphill battle because there was no school support for it, they would have beginning players (which means they would probably lose more games than they won), and they'd have to raise a boatload of money for uniforms, goals, and other team needs.
A few of Megan's friends at her high school agreed it might be fun so she pretty much single-handedly corralled girls, bullied school authorities, and swept up parents with her enthusiasm and got this team off the ground.
The season is a little more than half over. They've raised enough money to cover the bare necessities of uniforms, registration, and equipment but they still need to raise money to pay their coaches. So being the supportive mother, I'm trying to help spread the word.
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Thanks so much.