Mike Greenlar | Central Current

The Native American lacrosse community organized a five-team tournament on April 15 and 16 to support legendary stick-maker Alf Jacques.

He is currently battling cancer, and the proceeds from the tournament will go toward his treatment. The five teams came from across New York State.

Jacques is a world-renowned, traditional wooden lacrosse stick maker. He began making his sticks with his father Louie in their backyard on the Onondaga Nation in the 1970s.  

 Since that time, Jacques has made thousands of wooden lacrosse sticks. 

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