On February 18th, we visited Escuela Santa Cruz in Liberia, Costa Rica. We brought lacrosse sticks and school supplies. The kids and the teachers were super grateful for both! The kids had never played lax before. Evan and I had fun teaching them to catch and throw. Some of them were really good. They didn't speak English, but we managed to communicate. We played "landa" which is similar to tag. We were sad to leave, but we were happy knowing that lax equipment that had been used by our friends in New York was going to be used by our new Costa Rican friends. Pura Vida!
Since getting the word out, we've gotten a lot of generous support from the community. Often we come home to find donations on our doorstep. We appreciate it very much.
In February we had the opportunity to visit Costa Rica. Prior to our trip, we reached out to a local charity organization called Cresciendo Juntas. They organized a excursion whereby we could deliver lax equipment and school supplies to kids in Costa Rica. We were escorted to Escuela Santa Cruz in Liberia. We met some great kids who had never heard of lacrosse. This explains why they held the sticks like baseball bats! My sister and I conducted an afternoon clinic and the kids were so excited. It was a great day! Special thanks to Sara and Deyna!