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Madeline Island Lacrosse Camp

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BENEFITING: HOMEGROWN LACROSSE CORPORATION

ORGANIZER: HOMEGROWN LACROSSE CORPORATION

EVENT DATE: Aug 23, 2017

Chris White

THE STORY:

Homegrown Lacrosse became a major part of my life in May of 2016 a few months after I relocated to Minneapolis, MN. Growing up in Denver, CO lacrosse was my life year round all the way from 3rd grade until college. Throughout those years, lacrosse has taught me countless valuable life lessons and has allowed me to be a part of an amazing community where I met people that I call my best friends and family still today.


As I was attempting to become a part of the Minnesota Lacrosse community, I met Aron Lipkin, the executive director of Homegrown. From there my life was taken away from a corporate financial path that I thought I was destined to and led me down a path of doing something that I am truely passionate about. I now wake up everyday excited to go to work and see where I can expand the organization and make a difference in the community.


I have been working with Homegrown for a little over a year now and cannot even begin to explain the impact it has had on my life but also the impact that I see the organization having on players lives throughout the community.


Homegrown's mission is to build a community that inspires and empowers youth to excel in life and lacrosse.


Through the construction of a camp and lacrosse facility on Madeline Island we will be going above and beyond our mission by providing a place where people from lacrosse communites all across the nation and world will be able to come together. A place that will create positive change, growth, and sense of community for generations of young people of all different backgrounds and ethnicities.


Any amount will help make our dreams become a reality. Help me reach my goal of raising $10,000 in order to bring the great game of Lacrosse back to Madeline Island!


Thank you in advance for your support,


Chris White

Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Homegrown Lacrosse


HOMEGROWN LACROSSE CORPORATION wrote -

Thank you for joining us in what is surely one of the most exciting times in Homegrown Lacrosse’s 14-year history. We are potentially a few short weeks away from securing the last large parcel of virtually undeveloped land on Madeline Island—a sacred place in Ashton County, Wisconsin, which we envision to be the future home of both Homegrown Lacrosse Camps and Ojibwe national teams.

Our goal is to create a first of its kind, sports-based environmental learning center that we believe will be a catalyst for individual and community growth. After two years of careful strategic planning and development efforts, we were recently approved for financing with the tremendous support of Anchor Bank and the Non Profit Assistance Fund. We are closer than ever to realizing our dream.

Of Madeline Island, esteemed Ojibwe environmental activist Winona Laduke wrote: “This is the place where the Creator and prophets instructed our people to move. In the 2lst century, it is a place where the complexity of restoring a multicultural society in a sacred land is being revealed. The question is, ‘How do we do so with grace?’ ”

Your involvement and support of this project can help answer that question. Until now, Homegrown has operated almost entirely as a self-sustaining entrepreneurial non-profit. By reinvesting program revenue to fund outreach and initiatives, we have shared the game with well over 25,000 young people, and have been able to provide over $100,000 in scholarships annually.

Today, we humbly ask you to help us bring this vision to life by donating and/or becoming a member of our fundraising team. With the help of at least 200 team members, our goal is to raise at least $275,000 within one month’s time—$200k to cover the down payment and $75k to maintain our scholarship fund—and close on the property in late September. Both goals are part of a larger $2,000,000 fundraising goal described in our campaign video.

We simply cannot do this without you. Donating is easy. Just hit the donate button above or click here. All gifts are tax-deductible and more importantly, have the power to change the lives of young people across the region. Donor names will also be recognized in perpetuity within the main lodge of the camp, unless you wish to give anonymously.

If you wish to donate via check, please mail to:
Homegrown Lacrosse3125 Hennepin Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55405. We encourage donations greater than $1,000 be sent via check to avoid processing and platform fees. 

Joining the fundraising team is easy and incredibly impactful, as well. It’s what the Crowdrise platform was built for. You can join by clicking the “fundraise for this campaign” button above. As a team member you will be provided with your own fundraiser page where you are encouraged to share the vision of the camp and/or how Homegrown has impacted your life with your friends, family, and other potential donors/team members. 

Thank you all for your time and incredible support. 

Sincerely, 

Aron Lipkin
Co-Founder / Executive Director, Homegrown Lacrosse

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To This Fundraiser

$2,305

MONEY RAISED
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  • Chris White

    $250

  • Lilly

    $20

  • Henri Halle

    $25

  • Dan Lewis

    $75

  • Rick and Holly White

    $300

  • Via Wilson

    $250

  • Lizabeth & Al

    $250

  • Patricia Ensign

    $500

  • Joan and Greg Kinney

     

  • Fred Lewis and Liz Herr

    $500

  • The Wickenheiser's

    $100

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23% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $25,425 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

ARon Lipkin

Amount Raised

$10,680

 

120% Raised of $8,888 Goal

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HOMEGROWN LACROSSE CORPORATION

Amount Raised

$4,875

 

24% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Chris White

Amount Raised

$2,305

 

23% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Jordan Herrman

Amount Raised

$1,825

 

133% Raised of $1,375 Goal

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Ben MacLean

Amount Raised

$850

 

9% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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rebecca stewart

Amount Raised

$650

 

13% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Adam Gamradt

Amount Raised

$500

 

20% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Conrad Nichols

Amount Raised

$450

Donor Comments

The Wickenheiser's

The Wickenheiser's

DONATION: $100

10 months ago

Fred Lewis and Liz Herr

Fred Lewis and Liz Herr

DONATION: $500

10 months ago

Joan and Greg Kinney

Joan and Greg Kinney

10 months ago

Patricia Ensign

Patricia Ensign

DONATION: $500

10 months ago

Lizabeth & Al

Lizabeth & Al

DONATION: $250

10 months ago

Via Wilson

Via Wilson

DONATION: $250

10 months ago

Rick and Holly White

Rick and Holly White

DONATION: $300

11 months ago

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis

DONATION: $75

11 months ago

Henri Halle

Henri Halle

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Lilly

Lilly

DONATION: $20

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