The success of the 2013 Gott to Lax Tournament in honor of former high school and college club lacrosse player, Adam Gott, has prompted the event co-founders to incorporate as a non-profit organization with the State of Minnesota. Application for 501c3 status is currently underway.
The mission of the Gott to Lax Initiative (GTLI) is to provide opportunities for young people to develop skills in teamwork, commitment and leadership, and to become contributing members of society on a local and global scale.
GTLI will uphold its mission by focusing on two distinct areas: The Adam Gott Collegiate Club Lacrosse Scholarship and The ATG Legacy Project. The ATG Legacy Project is a service centered program in which underserved populations will be introduced to the game and discover the many benefits of working in a team environment. Give-n-Go Gear Drives will be sponsored throughout the year to ensure that groups and individuals in need have access to equipment.
"We are excited about the opportunity to continue Adam's legacy of service to others and share his passion for lacrosse," Gott to Lax Initiative co-founder Kathy Visich said. "His integrity, honor of the game, and leadership continues to inspire those that knew him. There is some comfort in knowing that Adam lives on through our efforts in his name."
The annual Gott to Lax Tournament is a celebration of Adam's passion for the sport and will function as the organization's annual fundraiser. The 2013 Tournament awarded over $10,000 in scholarship assistance to nine collegiate club lacrosse players.
For more information about the Gott to Lax Initiative, the Gott to Lax Tournament, and The ATG Legacy Project, please visit the website at www.GottToLax.com.
Adam Gott. Photo by Steve Sanner
Good luck to all 2013 Adam Gott Collegiate Club Lacrosse Scholarship recipients this season as they continue to pursue their passion for the game of lacrosse.
BU - Bethel University
NDSU - North Dakota State Univ.
SJU - St. John's University
UST - University of St. Thomas