Help send Israel to the World Cup
"On the many different lacrosse teams I have played on during my life, I was always one of the few, or only Jewish player on the team. I was the one requesting a practice change in the fall around the high holidays, and requesting to leave practice early in the spring to make it to my Seder on time. I was never part of the majority on the athletic field. Representing Israel in the World Cup is an honor in so many ways. I am excited to represent Israel on the international stage with a team in which many of us are part of the majority for the first time. I am equally excited about what this represents off the field, and participating in spreading the game of lacrosse the state of Israel. Lacrosse has taught me many lessons about sportsmanship, teamwork and dedication, and I am honored to share these experiences with the growing lacrosse community in Israel."
"Immediately following our overtime win in the European Lacrosse Festival last summer, I recall standing on the field, taking in the moment and feeling a huge sense of pride with “Israel” printed across my jersey. It was at that moment that it all clicked for me and I knew I was contributing to the start of something wonderful."
"I am playing in honor of Shanti House, an organization that serves and supports at-risk youth who are victims of physician violence, sexual abuse, crime, and prostitution. When my mother visited Israel for the first time on a women’s heart-to-heart mission trip, she had the opportunity to visit Shanti House. When she shared the experience with me, the most touching part of her story was how she had that moment of realization in which she realized everyone around her was Jewish. While describing the scene at Shanti House, she shared that while none of the rooms have doors, each doorway contained a mezuzah. The lasting impression that Shanti House left had on my mom and many of her friends impacted my decision to play in their honor."
Jenna Block — Forward
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(includes free pin)
Donate $100 — five tickets
(includes free t-shirt)
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Team Goal: $100000
Win my game-worn autographed Israel National Team jersey! Donation Drawing Tickets are $25 each (includes free Israel Lacrosse pin), or five for $100 (includes free Israel Lacrosse t-shirt; pictured to the right!). Click Donate above!
A limited number of drawing tickets are available for $25 each (or $100 for 5). To buy a ticket and support Team Israel, please click the Donate button above. In addition to transporting, housing, and feeding me and my teammates at the World Cup, a portion of the proceeds will be donated directly to Shanti House.