By Delfine Kernizan
As the 55th member of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) and one of the teams to be invited to participate in the World Lacrosse Championship, the Haiti National Lacrosse team was determined to join its competition in Israel this July. Short on funds to get the team to Israel, Haiti’s head Coach, Barry Ellison, set up a GoFundMe account, hoping to draw enough support from the community to ensure Haiti’s presence by July 12.
With just a few weeks until the championship games and the reality of the the unlikelihood of their attendance looming, the team pushed forward with fundraising for the 2018 championships. After missing their financial mark for the 2018 World Lacrosse Championships, the team is doing just that: pushing forward, with the support of some Haitians and the help of their American-born team captain.
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