Month: August 2013

Lacrosse the Nations Unifying Communities Worldwide

Cliff Kigar is a field lacrosse player and is one of many volunteers of Lacrosse the Nations (LtN). LtN is an organization dedicated to strengthening communities across the world through lacrosse. Lacrosse may be simply a sport to some, but to Cliff Kigar and members of LtN, it’s a way to improve worldwide education and health by creating opportunities for children in need.

The core values of Lacrosse the Nations lie in creating autonomous leadership through unified strength. The organization serves as ambassadors of hope by providing underprivileged individuals with an opportunity to engage in an activity that promotes physical, mental, and emotional well-being. In areas with fewer athletic and educational opportunities, Lacrosse the Nations empowers individuals by teaching basic health and nutrition, as well as self-esteem and the importance of education. At the heart of the program is the idea that organized sports fosters natural child development and provides children of all ages and backgrounds with a positive social environment.

Cliff Kigar Supports the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

A junior at Olentangy High School, Cliff Kigar is an avid lacrosse player with an aptitude for science and math. Cliff Kigar is also active in his community. He supports the work of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) through their Walk to Cure Diabetes.

Founded in 1970, the JDRF is dedicated to fighting Type 1 diabetes across the globe. Aside from the government, funds raised through JDRF are the second largest source of funding for Type 1 diabetes research.

A key element of the JDRF’s fundraising capacity is the Walk to Cure Diabetes program. Every year, walkers get together in the United States and around the world to walk individually or in teams to raise money for diabetes research. In the last decade alone, this fundraising program has raised over $1 billion.

For more information on how to join Cliff Kigar in participating in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, visit their website at www2.jdrf.org.