A group of 18 boys who started playing youth lacrosse together were re-uniting to play one last time together before their senior year! A parent who oversaw the ‘administrative end’ of entering them in the tournament wrote an article about them for MaxLax and as it turns out, several years after these boys started playing, Jessie founded the NEGU Nation and through one of the coaches or assistants at that time, this lacrosse boys team learned of Jessie’s story and were encouraged to spread it to others and become part of the NEGU Nation – and also to learn for themselves in sport as in life, to never ever give up. They “earned” bright green shoelaces from their coaches for doing so which was coveted by some of these 5th grade boys and they also earned the right to write NEGU on their cleats. When asked to share a favorite memory from the years of playing youth lacrosse for the article, Cameron, a player and several of the boys talked about their experience with NEGU. So, it seemed only fitting these boys and their families – and any other participants in the tournament were welcome to join in donating items for Jessie’s JoyJars. The team collected 381 items for the JoyJars and spread a lot of flyers around! We love hearing stories of how Jessie’s Never Ever Give Up motto has encouraged you! Thank you boys!!! NEGU!
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