Help Israel Lacrosse launch its’ First School Program on Giving TuesdayIsrael Lacrosse needs your help to continue expanding our youth lacrosse programs in Ashkelon. In January, the Israel Lacrosse First School Program will kick off in four schools in the city of Ashkelon in Southern Israel: Omanuote, Beit Yeheskel, Harel, and Nevah Tzion.
Ashkelon, a small city in the south of Israel near the Gaza Strip, is often caught in the middle of military escalations between Israel and Hamas. Sleeping in bomb shelters is unfortunately a reality, far too often, for the city.
While our First School Program will serve as a feeder for the Ashkelon youth lacrosse league, the program isn’t just about the grassroots development of the sport. It’s also about putting a smile on the faces of disadvantaged children who live with the every day realities of life in the Middle East.
Just as Black Friday and Cyber Monday mark the start of the holiday shopping season, Giving Tuesday kicks off the end-of-year giving season. After two days of getting, Giving Tuesday is a national platform to encourage people to give back.
With the help of the entire Israel Lacrosse family, we hope to have the largest online giving day in our history on Giving Tuesday, with a goal of raising $20,000 to support the First School Program.
The funds will be used to provide schools with lacrosse sticks and goals, as Israel national team players make regular visits to teach the sport in weekly gym classes. The phys-ed teachers will also be trained to instruct basic lacrosse fundamentals, allowing us to scale and sustain our efforts and further impact the Ashkelon community.
Please visit http://givingtuesday.razoo.com/story/Lacrosse-Ashkelon-First-School-Program on December 3rd and help us bring lacrosse to the schools of Ashkelon this holiday season.