Youth lacrosse began in Guatemala in 2005. The goal: to help build a brighter future for children living on the edge of the Guatemala City garbage dump. It began in partnership with a wonderful organization, Safe Passage. Today, Maya Lacrosse has expanded to youth in six other Guatemalan communities where life is especially challenging. The goal: to help build a brighter future for these youth by building confidence, promoting health and fitness, promoting teamwork and leadership, and by encouraging them to contribute to their community.
For more information about Maya Lacrosse or about how you can be involved, contact: Bob Stuart.
“It is great to see the Maya Lacrosse program expanding from the edge of the Guatemala City garbage dump and its partnership with Safe Passage to many more challenged communities throughout Guatemala with leadership from Rodrigo Pascual and Manos Amigas, and Carlos Gomez in Xela. There are great opportunities for us all to build the brighter futures for these children and to create new opportunities for them through lacrosse. It is a game that has meant a lot to me over 40+ years. Our goal is not to create better lacrosse players; it is to help these kids build better lives for themselves.
I hope you will join us in our efforts. Please contact me with any questions. It is a great opportunity for us all in the lacrosse community to make a small contribution toward building a better world.”
Long-time lacrosse player, coach, and educator