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Lacrosse The Pond Thanksgiving

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So 2014 Thanksgiving, what are we at LTP thankful for this year?

So many things sprang to mind as we sat down for our 4th LTP Thanksgiving Meal. Was it our families and great friends, our health and happiness? Was it our amazing sport, Lacrosse, that has brought us so much in life? Was it the amazing venue (upperhouse, hayfield) that Alistair Hodgson arranged for us, or the amazing food that Liz Hodgson, Jill & Christie Mearns had spent the whole day preparing? Was it the Game of Thrones feel as we sat in the big hall to dine, or the fact we had our LTP students together to give thanks for them and all they bring to our organization? I think the face is its a little bit of all the above and the beautiful energy that surrounded us was what we all gave thanks for!!

Thanksgiving Setup
Thanksgiving Setup

In an evening filled with great people, great food and drink, lots of stories and jokes, discussions on Ann Frank and whether chicken nuggets are a legitimate missile in today’s day and age, LTP proved once again it continues to grow from strength to strength and it’s definitely here to stay. More importantly here to change and influence lives of students in the International world of Lacrosse whilst enjoying one of Americas favourite holidays and traditions in true LTP style.

A Special thanks to Sam & Chris Russell for hosting the event and to all of those involved in the organising and planning and working hard to make it a successful night and a big thanks to all our LTP students who truly made the evening such a fun and warm event !!

Here’s to 2015

Happy Holidays from Ravi “Baggie” Sitlani and All at LTP xx


About the author
Sam Russell
Sam was born in Stockport, England. Growing up he was an integral member of Poynton lacrosse club. Following his sucess in the Northern Premier League, Sam moved to Hudson, Ohio to play lacrosse for Western Reserve Academy. After graduating from W.R.A and Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College in the UK, Sam enrolled at Whittier College, California to play for their NCAA division III team. Whilst playing and studying at Whittier College, Sam also captained the England U19 National team in the Vancouver 2009 U19 World Championships and represented the England Senior National team in the Manchester 2010 World Championships. Through those experiences, Sam has become increasingly familiar with the lacrosse communities on both sides of the Atlantic. The transition form the UK to US has allowed him to gain expertise in obtaining visas, applying to schools, and ensuring a smooth stress free transition to another country.

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