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Northern Lights Lacrosse Festival is a first of its kind 12-hour event which includes structured lacrosse games, activities, music, food, and professionally-led mental health education at Badger Park in Shorewood, MN. The 2nd annual N.L.L.F will be held on Saturday, July  18th, 2020. Funds raised for specified, relevant charitable organizations. 

Festival Mission

Creating space for happy minds celebrating the purity of sports and positive thinking through lacrosse. Having fun and distraction from everyday life in a safe environment rich in awareness about mental health and acceptance of teen mental illness. 

Our aim

  • Raise charitable donations for Archer’s Aim* to fund:
    • Mental health training for area youth coaches.  
    • Scholarships for two 2020 Minnetonka graduates displaying kindness and character overcoming adversity associated with mental illness. 
    • Other community-based initiatives devoted to improving teen mental health.
  • Provide event day education and foster community acceptance in a fun atmosphere geared toward our youth.
  • Having fun and healing the loss of Archer.
  • Set the stage for a third festival in 2021 and beyond.

Northern Lights 2019

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Northern Lights 2019 Video

NLLF 2019 Video - via @BrooksWitta on Instagram

Northern Lights 2019

  • Over $20,000 raised for teen mental health
  • Over 1,000 in attendance
  • Set the stage for a second festival on July 25th, 2020

ABC - 5 Eyewitness News

Northern Lights Lacrosse Festival kicked off in memory of Archer Amorosi

ABC - 5 Eyewitness News

Northern Lights Lacrosse Festival to honor Archer Amorosi, promote mental health

*Archer’s Aim  is a tax-exempt charitable organization registered in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Archer’s Aim is a not-for-profit organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3); none of its earnings inure to any private shareholder or individual.