About the ASA Lacrosse Community
The ASA Foster-A-Unit Program provides the opportunity for Lacrosse teams to support our troops by interacting through letters and packages and supportive activities enhancing the morale of our troops.
ASA’s troops were blessed when Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA first fostered one of our units in November, 2005….leading the support for the Lacrosse Community. ASA attended the Baltimore Lacrosse Clinic and U.S. Lacrosse Convention signing up several more Lacrosse Teams. LAX families and members have also learned about ASA through several Lacrosse magazine articles encouraging more involvement. ASA now has approximately 27 Lacrosse teams and we're growing everyday.
About the Sport
The history of this sport spans centuries, making lacrosse one of the oldest sports in North America. Rooted in Native America, lacrosse was often played to resolve conflicts, heal the sick, and develop strong , virile men. To Native Americans, lacrosse is still referred to as “The creator’s Game”. Ironically, lacrosse also served as a preparation for war. Legend tells of as many as l,000 players per side, from the same or different tribes, who took turns engaging in a violent contest. Contestants played on a field from one to l5 miles in length, and games sometimes lasted for days.
Items that seem to be a favorite for our teams are:
Laundry detergent, Propel or crystal light drink mix, Beef jerky,
Rice krispie treats,
Granola bars or protein bars,
Games, DVDs, Movies
Also look for great LAX examples with Duke, Clark, Wheaton, and Air Force Academy LAX
"Love the idea of college lacrosse teams sponsoring the companies. Following favorite teams is definitely a great morale builder and distracter for deployed soldiers! We'll be thrilled to be sponsored by anyone excited to sponsor us. We are heading into a third deployment for many of our Soldiers and Families. Last rotation, this unit did not have any sponsorship. So I know it will be appreciated!" - LTC David Hill
"Since I have gotten in contact with you, I feel better everyday. It is a great feeling knowing that I am going to be helping our troops in some way. I know they do not get enough thanks and help, and this little part I know means a lot to them. Thank you for all you do!" - Andrew Baxter
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