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Irish lacrosse team will collect for food shelf

The Rosemount High School boys lacrosse team is kicking off its 2013 season by giving back to the community.

Starting April 1, members of the Irish team will distribute tagged and labeled grocery bags around the community. They will collect the bags sometime in the week that follows, and on April 6 they will deliver them to the food shelf at the Rosemount Family Resource Center.

The idea for the community service project came from varsity lacrosse coach Lance Kuehn.

"He was seeking a way for students to become involved in the community, so the board members of the lacrosse team did some brainstorming," said Ellen Giere, community events coordinator for the RHS boys lacrosse booster club.

The food drive won out because of the need booster club members saw in the community.

"The food shelves are very empty," Giere said.

Each lacrosse team member will be expected to deliver at least 10 grocery bags.

Kuehn has made a point of encouraging his players to get involved in the community. He also created a group called Little Laxers that sent the high school students into classrooms at Rosemount Elementary School to help students with their lessons.