Laxin' For One Love Clinic
On March 11th, 2017 Tristate coaches and directors put together a fundraising event with proceeds going to the One Love Foundation in honor of Yeardley Love. The One Love Foundation was created to educate people about relationship abuse. It teaches people of all ages what is and is not healthy when it comes to relationships. The goal of this clinic was to raise awareness about relationship violence, spread Yeardley's positive spirit, and provide top level lacrosse instruction. At Team 91 Tristate, we not only believe in creating better athletes, but educating them to become better individuals.
We were able to bring in lacrosse professionals Rob Pannell (2x National POY, MLL Championship, MLL All-Pro Team, 3X Ivy League POY, USMNT, Tewaaraton Winner) and Lindsay Scott (National Champion, first ever women's lacrosse pro league selection) to be featured at the Clinic. Team 91 Coach Stef Ranagan spoke highly of the event. "For Team 91 to be able to get tons of young athlets to come out and listen to Yeardly's story was incredibly inspiring... they did a greay job further expanding on One Love's mission and I consider myself grateful to have been part of sun an important event!" With the help of all of our volunteer staff which included the One Love Foundation, Team 91 directors and coaches, lacrosse professionals, and other former collegiate stars, we were able to put on an excellent clinic for an even better cause!
Pleasantville Cottage School Gift Drive
Team 91 takes giving back to the community very seriously. On December 6th, 2016 members of the Team 91 Tristate visited the Pleasantville Cottage School to hand out presents that have been donated by our staff, players and families. For weeks we collected items requestion by the Pleasantville Cottage School to deliver to the school. The Pleasantville Cottage School is home to emotionally troubled boys and girls ages 7-16. There are 300 kids on the campus; a third of which are mentally disabled. About half of this kids are unable to go home ans celebrate the holidays with their families, which is where Team 91 stepped in. Delivering the gifts and talking with the PCS Head of Volunteers first hand about the struggles these kids endure was a very enlightning experience for our players. This was an incredible opportunity for our 91 family to give back to the community in a meaningful and impactful way.
"Visiting the Cottage school was an awesome learning experience for everyone who attended, especially the kids. It made everyone realize how we shouldn't take anything for granted and to appreciate the family and friends we have." -Director Drew Werney