Lacrosse the Nations- Peru
Organized by: Mikey Thompson
Beginning this August, I will spend 5 weeks in Peru working for a charity called WAVES for Development. Through the support of donations and international volunteers, WAVES provides community outreach, environmental health and entrepreneurial empowerment programs in the fishing village of Lobitos, Peru.
Since returning from my 6 months working for Lacrosse the Nations in Nicaragua, I have been researching potential locations to expand our programs, and Peru seems to be the perfect place. Dave Aabo, Executive Director and Co-Founder of WAVES says, “I'm excited that Mikey from Lacrosse the Nations will be coming to Peru to meet the WAVES Lobitos team and further explore the potential for collaboration similar to what LTN has successfully done in various locations in Central America".
My trip will serve as a preliminary scout of the location, with the ultimate goal of partnering with WAVES for Development to add LtN programs in Lobitos in the fall of 2015.
As a part of my fundraising effort, my sister, Jackie Koenig has had an original painting depicting a lacrosse practice in Managua, Nicaragua printed on limited edition LtN t-shirts and bumper stickers. All proceeds from these t-shirt and sticker sales will go towards my goal of bringing lacrosse to Peru! Click HERE to view and purchase t-shirts and bumper stickers online.
Once you become a part of LtN, you're in it for life... I look forward to continuing my involvement with LtN in the future, and I greatly appreciate anything you can do to help us bring our programs to another community in need!