Lauren's First and Goal
Beth and Mike Donnelly
Lauren’s Circle of Strength, the network of family, friends and strangers alike, who have banned together to support the mission of Lauren’s First and Goal Foundation has multiplied and expanded through the years. The efforts of this circle of dedicated individuals are spearheaded on camp day by some extraordinary leaders.
Among such remarkable people are Beth and Mike Donnelly, from Easton, Pa. Beth and Mike have been involved with LFG since its inception.
Beth, a high school and college business teacher, takes on the huge responsibility of coordinating the breakfast, lunch and dinner service for the coaches and volunteers on camp day in PA. Along with her dedicated team leaders, Kim Hachmann and Courtney Fein, Beth manages to keep more than 350 coaches organized and fed in less than 45 minutes during lunch at camp!
She is joined by her husband Mike Donnelly, head football coach at Muhlenberg College, who has volunteered his time and talents at every one of the PA camps. Mike and Beth have also spread the mission of LFG by sharing Lauren’s story with Mike’s football team at Muhlenberg College. The team and coaches at Muhlenberg have turned their spring lifting program into a very successful fundraiser for the Foundation, raising more than $7500 in the past three years.
The Donnellys have been longtime friends of the Loose family. Mike was John’s coach at Ithaca College in the 1980’s, and continues to be a mentor and example of coaching excellence.