Finish Hard
About the Foundation
On September 25, 2009 Dennis Stewart, Assistant Head Coach Boys Lacrosse at Lake Braddock High School and Director of Operations for TripleEDGE Lacrosse, suffered a massive stroke.

The FINISH HARD FOUNDATION was created to help with Coach’s needs, Stroke awareness and continued growth of this Awesome Game.
Dennis has spent his life coaching lacrosse.  First at the high school level at Lake Braddock High School and Bishop Ireton High School, then collegiate lacrosse at Denison University and Ohio State University.

Along with coaching National Travel teams, High School Club teams, and TripleEdge Lacrosse Fall, Winter and Summer leagues, "Coach Stew" has been a tremendous asset to the game of lacrosse.  His influence has been felt both as a coach and as an ambassador for the growth of the sport around the country.

Stringin' for Coach
Nick Birnie offers his stick restringing services to help support Coach

Nick Birnie presents Pete Stewart, co-founder of the Finish Hard Foundation, with a check

Nick Birnie, sophomore on Chantilly (VA) High Schools Lacrosse team and Founder of his stick restringing company “Nicks Stix”, recently raised over $1,000 for the “Finish Hard Foundation”...

...Nick, who also is a member of the Virginia Lacrosse Club (VLC),  introduced a “Stringin’ for Coach” initiative in August, offering complimentary stick restringing to anyone who  made a minimal donation to the Finish Hard Foundation. The Northern Virginia lacrosse community immediately supported this effort.  Additionally, a local lacrosse organization met a challenge from Nick to match the funds he raised.  When Nick was asked why he wanted to do this, “This was a way for me to show my appreciation to Coach for the endless hours he has given to teaching myself and countless other players to honor the game we all love and to challenge ourselves to overcome adversity thru hard work”...

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Financial Support

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