Minneapolis, MN, March 19, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Nonprofit focuses on providing youth with opportunities to learn and play the sport of lacrosse.
Homegrown Lacrosse, a Twin Cities-based nonprofit organization, has reaffirmed its mission and formalized its structure with the creation of a board of directors. The board of directors will spearhead the nonprofit’s efforts of encouraging positive change in the lives of youth lacrosse players and supporting the growth of the sport in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.
Founded in 2003, Homegrown Lacrosse is a nonprofit organization that uses the sport of lacrosse to provide opportunities for individuals to get involved and cultivate the skills and relationships necessary to succeed on and off the field. Led by Keith Burke, senior vice president, UBS Financial Services, the board of directors represents a cross-section of Minnesota’s business and lacrosse communities.
“Lacrosse is a sport that brings people together in ways unlike any other sport I’ve been a part of,” said Burke. “Homegrown Lacrosse embodies the spirit and potential that is in each of us. A groundswell movement, Homegrown represents a remarkable group of individuals – from board members to volunteers and staff – all united in the vision of using the sport as a conduit for building confidence, instilling character and creating a sense of community in our youth.”
With the mission of building a community that inspires and empowers players to excel in life and lacrosse, Homegrown Lacrosse’s 2010 board of directors are:
· President - Keith Burke, UBS Financial Services
· Executive Vice President - Eva Keiser, Risdall McKinney Public Relations
· Secretary - Scott Hugdahl, Northwestern Mutual
· Treasurer - Sean Pearce, Lockheed Martin Corporation
· Vice President Development - Brad Scibak, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
· Directors - Andy Arlotta, Arlo Sports LLC/Minnesota Swarm; Julie Carpenter, Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Minneapolis; Adam Crane, Thomson Reuters; Peter Gleekel, Winthrop & Weinstine; Andy Hunt, UGL Equis; Nanette Johnson, St. Catherine’s University; Jenni Lorsung, CCS Communications LLC; and Jay Mayes, Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx
Beyond their professional careers, members of board of directors hold leadership roles within the lacrosse community including presidents of the Armstrong Cooper Youth Lacrosse Association (ACYLA), Eden Prairie Lacrosse Association, Youth Lacrosse Minnesota (YLM), Upper Midwest Lacrosse Officials Association (UMOLA) and the U.S. Lacrosse – Youth Council.
Additionally several board members as well as the Homegrown Lacrosse staff coach boy’s high school lacrosse and collegiate men’s lacrosse. The programs represent some of the areas most recognized and long-standing programs including: Eagan High School, Eastview High School, Minneapolis High School Co-op, Prior Lake High School, Wayzata High School, University of Minnesota-Duluth and Marquette University.
For more information on Homegrown Lacrosse its programming, please visit www.homegrownlacrosse.org.
About Homegrown Lacrosse
Founded in 2003, Homegrown Lacrosse is dedicated to encouraging positive change in the lives of youth lacrosse players and supporting the growth of the sport in Minnesota. Through community-based programming, Homegrown Lacrosse uses lacrosse to provide opportunities for individuals to get involved and cultivate the skills and relationships necessary to succeed on and off the field. Led and staffed by experienced collegiate lacrosse players, Homegrown Lacrosse holds clinics, leagues and K-12 educational programming throughout the year.