Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Our lacrosse team does more before 9 a.m. than most people do all day

(Members of the RMU men's lacrosse team left Sunday for Guatemala, where they will be volunteering with an organization called Safe Passage that provides recreation, tutoring and other activities to underprivileged children.)

Today was a day full of lacrosse...our wake up call was at 7 a.m., we had breakfast at the hotel. It is pretty good, scrambled eggs, refried beans, the freshest fruit we have ever had and great coffee! We left at 8 a.m. for the athletic fields. The morning session was spent working with the older students. This was the second day of working with this group and it showed! They were excited to see us right away, joked around with us and even taught us their handshakes that they use everyday here! We all learned alot of these students. They were very attentive when it came to lacrosse and wanted to learn everything they possibly could. It is only a matter of time before Guatemala has a National Team!

We went from the fields to lunch at a local market. We had chicken, rice, salsa and the best part was our Pepsi came in the old time glass bottles! Not to mention the food is delicious....

Our afternoon was spent working with the younger students on the lacrosse field. This was more of an entertainment session but the kids loved being around people who spoke a different language they they were used to! Needless to say, we all had a great time with the young ones!

We are back at the hotel awaiting our dinner reservations...

Take a look at the pictures!

Talk to you tomorrow,

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