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Performance Academy takes role in donating to ‘Bringing Hope Home’

Friday, 2nd September 2022

Categories Boy's/Men's, Posted 9/2/22 – From Press Release

For many in the Philadelphia area Performance Academy is known for its professional staff and lacrosse training. One may not know about their active role in supporting organizations such as Shootout for Soldiers, Harlem Lacrosse, and now Bringing Hope Home.

This past summer Performance Academy decided to donate $20 back for every program registration that came in over the summer. Those who registered could pick an organization, team, non-profit, etc. of their choosing to where the donation could go.

Why, would Performance Academy do this? “One of our moto’s is “It’s Our Goal to Help You Reach Yours”, said Todd MacFarlane who runs Performance Academy. “While the moto generally means to help student athletes excel in the classroom, weightroom and on the field we understand that there are some out there that may need some financial help as well”, said MacFarlane.

“The original thought was to just donate back to local lacrosse programs so they could then maybe provide scholarships, purchase equipment for their program, etc. said MacFarlane.” It was not until MacFarlane called Bob Miller from the Philadelphia Freedom Lacrosse Club to ask to whom and where the donation check should be made out to that the thought process changed on where donation checks could go.

Bob Miller asked MacFarlane, “do you know about Bringing Hope Home and Paul Isenberg?” MacFarlane said, “absolutely!” MacFarlane coached both of Isenberg’s sons at Malvern Preparatory School (Mick Horrocks- High Point ‘17 and Chris Isenberg – Penn State ‘18) knows the family well and the story of Bringing Hope Home. MacFarlane also coached Bob’s son Brian (current Bucknell University Midfielder) during his time with the Penn Lax All-Star Box program. Miller informed MacFarlane that the Freedom Lacrosse donation should go to Bringing Hope Home.

Bringing Hope Home is a non-profit organization that provides assistance to local families with cancer through financial and emotional support. Through the Light of Hope Family Grant, the Bringing Hope Home offers a one-time grant to pay essential household bills for families with cancer.

This past week, Miller, Co-Owner of Philadelphia Freedom and MacFarlane met with Isenberg, Co-Founder and CEO of Bringing Hope Home, to present a $900 check to Bringing Hope Home.

If you are not familiar with Bringing Hope Home or would like to also donate to help support families with cancer, please visit their website.

Bob Miller (Left), Paul Isenberg (Center), Todd MacFarlane (Right)


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