On Saturday, the Michigan Chapter of US Lacrosse held their third annual Hall of Fame celebration, inducting five new inductees. I was one of the guests in attendance (many thanks to chapter president Clark Bell), and got to learn quite a bit about the history of lacrosse in the state.
As loyal readers know, I’m a relative neophyte to the game in general, the history of it more specifically, and the history of the game in Michigan in particular. How this qualifies me to write about it on the internet, we may never know, but I was glad to get a chance to learn about some of the luminaries of the game in the state of Michigan.
The inductees (from left to right) were Bill Prahler, Gabby Juocys, Jeff Sonke, Dana Friend, and Rich Kimball. Congratulations to all five, of course. A lot of their acceptance speeches revolved around growing the game in Michigan, and trying to get exposure for it and have new interest. That’s something I’m obviously in favor of, and it led to my starting this site.
Thanks again to the Michigan Chapter of US Lacrosse for putting on a great event.