Athletes, Youth Team up to Play Lacrosse on the White House lawn
South Lawn Series Event to Highlight Let’s Move! In Indian Country
Washington, DC— On Monday July 11, 2011 at 10 AM, DC area and Native American youth will visit the White House for a South Lawn Series event highlighting Let’s Move! in Indian Country and celebrating lacrosse and its origins.
Students will participate in lacrosse stations on the South Lawn that will demonstrate both the traditional and modern forms of the game.
Leadership from the White House, Department of the Interior and the National Museum of the American Indian will join lacrosse stars Danny Glading, Matt Danowski, Brett Bucktooth, and Jenny Collins as well as Haudenosaunee traditional Lacrosse Stick Maker Alf Jaques, Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga Nation of the Iroquois Confederacy Oren Lyons and Iroquois Confederacy Tadodaho Sid Hill.
Representatives from Major League Lacrosse, the National Lacrosse League, Iroquois Nationals and Metro Lacrosse will also be in attendance.