December Update

December 15, 2019

Thank you for your incredible support! 

FOBNL is grateful for your support on our first Giving Tuesday effort. Your amazing generosity raised over $5,100 toward our fundraising goal of $50,000.  Individual Facebook Fundraisers continue to receive contributions so a final total will be shared shortly. We are almost to 50% of our goal and making great progress.

We felt how excited you are for the season to begin and saw you take action to make that happen.  With your help, we made a big financial leap and we're thrilled with the new donors who jumped in to support this effort. Feel good knowing that you made this happen with a powerful showing of support.

December Informational Nights

Over the past two weeks our boy and girl lacrosse players along with both head coaches attended 8th Grade/Freshman Orientation nights at all three high schools (NCHS, NCWHS, and BHS).  We were amazed with the energy they brought.  Then the following day over 140 potential players and parents attended the Informational Meeting to hear more about the program from Coaches Tom Schniedwind (Boys) and Andy Grisinger (Girls).  Keep spreading the word and be on the lookout for another meeting to be held in February for those students/parents who were unable to attend.  


We’re Official! Support us by shopping at Amazon


Begin today by clicking here.

Looking for another great way to support FOBNL? Now you can shop for EVERYTHING on Amazon & support us at the same time. When you shop using Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the SAME Amazon you know, same products, same prices, same service, but better benefits! Getting yourself setup is really easy.

1.     Head to on your mobile device or desktop browser.

2.     From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.

3.     Search for “Friends of Bloomington-Normal Lacrosse” and click the select button when it pops up

4.     Now you are ready to shop Amazon as you would normally do.  The donation to FOBNL happens behind the scenes after you place an order.


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Feel free to pass this on to friends and family.  Happy shopping, and thank you from our student athletes

Blaze Pizza Dine and Donate on 12/19


Dine at Blaze Pizza on Thursday, December 19th from 4pm to 8am!  Blaze will be donating 20%of the profits to FOBNL. Come out and celebrate the closure of the semester with your family or just some fun before the holiday.  Tell your friends, neighbors, and teachers too!  Remember to bring a flyer or show the flyer on your phone.  


Download a copy of the flyer (you will need to bring it with you for the cashier) by clicking the "Download" button below and printing the PDF.

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season. Gratitude from all of us at FOBNL.  This drive and momentum could not be possible without you.  

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Friends of Bloomington/Normal Lacrosse is a not-for-profit, parent-led action group focused on creating opportunities for high school athletes to play varsity lacrosse.