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Project Twig "1 stick 1 goal"

Organized by: Patrick Coogan

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Hello everyone, I am here to try and make a change in the lives of inner-city children, 1 stick at a time. What I am doing is trying to raise funding to cover the cost associated with filing all the paperwork and legal fees associated with starting a not for profit called PROJECT TWIG. A Twig is an old name for a lacrosse stick. It was made of wood (hickory) and is an extension of your body like a branch from the tree. A Twig. The idea of Project Twig started with seeing children in my neighborhood getting in trouble over being bored. Not having anything fun to do. I had a few extra sticks so I handed them out to children I knew could never afford one. I sat and taught them how to use it and gave them a ball to practice with. They asked me if there were teams or leagues and what else would they need. They enjoyed it, smiled. It gave them a new challenge in life, something to conquer and a new way to express themselves. So I started making custom dyed lacrosse mesh and heads and i took the profits from those and i bought discount clearance sticks to hand out. I can't do a lot at one time and it's a slow process and won't make a dent in my goal. I learned I could get donations from major companies, so I wrote and called and received the same response. Without a non-profit number they couldn't help me. So here I am. After speaking with those companies I made a deal with one that I could purchase brand new sticks Complete, ready to go for 1/3 the cost. But I need the non-profit status. With this little piece of paper I could change lives. It can snowball into so much. Better behaving children, higher education levels, better students, less violence, less murders. Etc etc.. Lacrosse is a passion of mine. Whether making sticks, coaching, or handing out sticks. Lacrosse is a part of my life everyday. I used to play but after a major back injury at work, I can no longer play, but I can still enjoy it by giving it to others. The inner-city has been forgotten about for to long. Too many children could use it to grow, heal, and advance farther in life. I just want to be able to give them the 1st tool to get there. If one child's path in life can be changed by giving him just a stick, then all my time was worth it. I'm asking for any type of donation, any amount will help. Everything will add up in the end and make a difference. Whether you can donate $1.00, $100.00, or a $1,000.00 I would be grateful. Thank you for your time and donations. 1 stick 1 goal.

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