#Uganda 2023 Men’s #Lacrosse World Championship Fundraiser

 

(Posted 16th March 2023)

 

SUPPORT THE UGANDAN MEN’S NATIONAL LACROSSE TEAM AS THEY TAKE THEIR PLACE IN HISTORY, AND MAKE THEIR WAY TO SAN DIEGO!
2023 WORLD LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
SAN DIEGO | JUNE 20th – JULY 01st
In 2014 Uganda became the first African nation to participate in the World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, Colorado. In 2018, they participated in their second World Lacrosse Championships in Israel. For both of these games, they automatically qualified.
In November 2022, they made history when they beat Kenya by one point in triple overtime, 9-8, becoming the first African nation to OFFICIALLY QUALIFY for the World Lacrosse Championships. 
Uganda outlasts Kenya, 9-8, in triple overtime to seal spot in San Diego |  World Lacrosse
Uganda outlasts Kenya, 9-8, in triple overtime to seal spot in San Diego |  World Lacrosse
(The Ugandan team after beating Kenya in the final qualifier 9-8 in triple overtime for an African spot in San Diego)
The World Lacrosse Championships will take place in June 2023 in San Diego, California.

WHAT PARTICIPATING IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL MEAN 

The experience of a lifetime for players
  • Providing an opportunity for young men who have most likely never traveled outside of their home country to represent Uganda on the world stage. Traveling abroad, and training/playing at such a high level will have a lifelong impact on these athletes.
Expansion of the sport in Uganda
  • International competitions garner a lot of interest and attention, encouraging players to train hard, and capturing the attention of a new generation of players in Uganda.

    Team Uganda | LAXBUZZ
    HOW TO SUPPORT THE TEAM
    World Lacrosse is a US-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization serving as the fiscal sponsor for the Men’s Ugandan National team.
    2023 Men’s Ugandan National Team 
    World Lacrosse also accepts wire transfers.
    If you would prefer to mail a check, please mail it to:
    World Lacrosse
    c/o Eric Parthen
    1631 Mesa Avenue, Suite A
    Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    Memo: 2023 Men’s Ugandan National Team

    THE BIGGER VISION FOR LACROSSE IN AFRICA

    Uganda Lacrosse — Dr. Frederick Douglass Opie — Oral Histories
    In 2021 the African Association of Lacrosse (AAL) was founded to support the growth of the game across the face of Africa. The AAL was established as part of Lacrosse for All: Africa, an initiative started by World Lacrosse in early 2020 to rapidly develop lacrosse on the African continent. The AAL is working diligently to unify the game ensuring that all of the countries within Africa develop the game under the same principles and structures.
    While our immediate goal is to support the Ugandan Men’s Lacrosse team, the bigger vision for Lacrosse in Africa is rooted in creating a support network so that no matter which team wins the next qualifying games, they will be supported in their journey.

Profile photo of Brian M. Kwesiga

 

ATCNews expresses thanks to Mr. Brian M. Kwesiga for the support he is generating for the Ugandan team attending this event and his efforts so far managed to raise some US Dollars 10.292 as of last night.

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