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Applications Sought for 2011 Homegrown Lacrosse Community Leadership Award

St. Paul, MN, March 24, 2011 --( Twin Cities nonprofit, Homegrown Lacrosse is seeking applications for its 2011 Community Leadership Award. The Homegrown Lacrosse Community Leadership Award recognizes two graduating Minnesota high school boys lacrosse players who exemplify the qualities of character, confidence and community.

Created in 2010, the award recognizes and showcases a player's exceptional concern for the community as a whole. Recipients of the Community Leadership Award in 2010 were Chris Johnson, Trinity School at River Ridge and Justin Vossen, Eastview High School.

“Being a great lacrosse player requires more than skill on the field; it also requires strength of character, compassion, knowledge and a desire to make a difference in their community,” said Colin Achenbach, program director and co-founder, Homegrown Lacrosse. “We created this award in order to recognize the acts character and community that define young men.”

Recipients of the 2011 Homegrown Lacrosse Community Leadership Award will each receive $500 scholarships for use towards their freshman year tuition.

Submissions are due via email to Homegrown Lacrosse by midnight on April 24, 2011. Applicants are asked to submit:

– Completed application form
– Summary of volunteer activities and community involvement during high school
– Contact information for a non-profit organization the applicant volunteered
– A short three paragraph essay describing the contribution applicant made to their community and what they learned from the experience
– A letter (or email) of recommendation from the applicant’s high school lacrosse coach

Award applications will be judged by Homegrown Lacrosse senior staff and members of the organization’s board of directors. Recipients will be notified in mid-May and formally recognized at the 2011 Mr. Lacrosse banquet in June.

For more information on the Homegrown Lacrosse Community Leadership Award visit

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. For more information on Homegrown Lacrosse, please visit

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Homegrown Lacrosse
Aron Lipkin
(612) 237-9242

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