Sarasota, FL –Casey Powell, an international lacrosse icon and the reigning MVP of Major League Lacrosse, is spreading his vision for the game across the globe. Many months in the making, today’s launch of The Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation™, www.worldlacrosse.org, is Powell’s commitment to the future of the sport.
Powell, CPWLF’s™ founder, has spent the past two decades immersed in his passion for the game and the results have been historic. With the CPWLF™, Powell is pursuing a unique and lasting impact on the lacrosse community.
“The opportunity to play lacrosse has changed my life,” says Powell. “Lacrosse has taken me all over the world. The sport introduced me to so many amazing and diverse people. These are people I’ve learned from, laughed with and been supported by. I call them good friends. I feel fortunate, at my age, to have a life still brimming over with incredible lacrosse moments. I also feel a core responsibility to pass the game on to many more people in hopes that they can also enjoy such great experiences.”
This same core responsibility is shared by the CPWLF’s™ Executive Director, Heather Chase O’Neill.
“I’ve always been driven to help others positively effect lives through sport “says Chase O’Neill. “I’ve witnessed first hand the positive impact of lacrosse on its participants and am inspired by our mission to spread that positive impact as far and wide as possible.”
The flagship fundraiser of the organization is the World Lacrosse Beach Festival to be held September 19th and 20th 2015. (Register here) The inaugural 2-day lacrosse tournament will be held on the bright white shores of Siesta Key Beach near Sarasota, FL. The event will combine a celebratory atmosphere of lacrosse, music, vendors and more. The cornerstone of the weekend is a new and unique format of 3 vs. 3 SPEED Lacrosse™. The SPEED™ tournament will be played on the beach by age groups from 7 to 18 followed by the main event, an exhibition match featuring some of the world’s best players.
Future CPWLF™ missions will take Powell and CPWLF™ ambassadors around the globe with a keen focus on growing the game. “It will be great for everyone to follow the work of our ambassadors on social media and at www.worldlacrosse.org. I’m looking forward to the challenge and fun,” says Powell.
About the CPWLF™
The CPWLF™, a 501(c) 3 organization, is rooted in its responsibility to share, support and inspire the growth of lacrosse both nationally and internationally. The CPWLF™ will motivate communities worldwide to take up sticks in the push for the inclusion of lacrosse in the Summer Olympic Games in 2024. Grassroots programs such as the Student Sticks Program, the CPWLF™ Ambassador Program and strategically located international and domestic lacrosse clinics highlight the organization’s calendar.
The Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation
1415 Ladue Lane, Sarasota, FL, 34231
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