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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

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THE STORY:

A note from Rebecca ~

As most of you know, our family lives and breathes lacrosse. We drive thousands of miles in a old white school bus to watch and play lacrosse. We have no grass in our backyard. We love lacrosse, and honestly we love it because of HOMEGROWN. Six years ago, one of our kids was at a HOMEGROWN camp and a youth coach told him "If you set your goals and keep working hard, you could go play Division I in college". He's been working hard ever since. That summer Aron and HOMEGROWN took that same kid to Madeline Island to play the Creator's Game - barefoot, shirtless, with traditional rules, alongside the beauty of Lake Superior. Life changing.


I witnessed other lives change in North Minneapolis when I partnered with HOMEGROWN to bring lacrosse into my workplace, a high-poverty school for the most behaviorally challenged students in the district. Through modeling, direct instruction and a focus on social skills and relationship-building, young HOMEGROWN staff engaged and inspired youth who traditionally do not have access to organized sports. It was a joy to witness. 


This ambitious Madeline Island vision brings together all of the ways I have seen HOMEGROWN impact lives. As a parent I have benefitted from the guidance given to my sons; the mentoring, forging of social bonds between players across teams and associations, skill-building, and goal-setting. We have personally benefitted from the scholarship fund - enabling my kds to play when times are tough, and to play with diverse teammates. As a social worker I have witnessed the ways that an intentional, dedicated staff can use youth sports as a vehicle for social-emotional leaning and empowerment. 


I believe that this visionary sports-based environmental learning center will be a place where HOMEGROWN can continue its commitment to athletic excellence, build deep connections between people, connect youth to nature and traditional culture, and increase access for typically excluded populations.


Join us in supporting HOMEGROWN as they bring this vision to life.

No amount is too small.


Warmly,

Rebecca




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 Ashland 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 Lacrosse 

3125 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

$650

MONEY RAISED
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  • rebecca stewart

    $100

  • David Holm

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

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    $100

  • Bjorn Holm

    $25

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13% Raised of $5,000 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

Fundraiser Title

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

Rebecca Stewart

Rebecca Stewart

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Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

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Bjorn Holm

Bjorn Holm

DONATION: $25

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Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

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Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

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David Holm

David Holm

DONATION: $100

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rebecca stewart

rebecca stewart

DONATION: $100

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