"Anything you're passionate about can be a conduit to serve others." - Brett Hughes
Former Major League Lacrosse player and co-founder of Lacrosse the Nations, Brett Hughes, joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus.
Brett is a one-of-a-kind change maker. Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, he was an All-State high school athlete in both football and lacrosse. He chose to pursue lacrosse at University of Virginia, where he was a three-time All American and captured the National Championship.
Brett went on to play professional lacrosse for the MLL (Major League Lacrosse) for the New Jersey Pride, Los Angeles Riptide, and Denver Outlaws and was named both an All Star and MVP. He's really done it all in lacrosse, including co-founding Lacrosse the Nations, an organization helping children in need around the world.
Brett's passion for sport, travel, and serving others is contagious. He's currently doing good from a new home base abroad in Paris with his singer songwriter wife, Kate Voegele, who was also a former podcast guest! Sit back and get ready to learn from this true trailblazer. Brett will inspire you to use your strengths and passions to give back, grow community, and learn about yourself in the process!
BRETT'S WORDS OF WISDOM
“Sport can bridge a lot of gaps.”
“Anything you’re passionate about can be a conduit to serve others.”
“You’re best is all there is. There’s either at your best or not.”
“The failures I’ve had have helped me understand my instinct and stick with it better.”
“Micro-failures are the key to life.”
“It’s all about making it local.”
“Find your thing. Redefine what is cool to you, do the research, and go with it.”
“The amount you give is what you’re going to get.”
“All the clarity is behind the smoke…sometimes you have to walk through it to find it.”
“Everything you want is right behind your fear.”
“The amount of service you do is your rent for your time on Earth.”
“Before you tell me how to teach and preach, show me how you live and give, because who you are is so loud I can’t hear a word you’re saying.” - Cory Booker
BRETT'S PROJECTS + CHARITABLE WORK
Lacrosse the Nations uses the sport of lacrosse to bring education, opportunity, and hope to kids across the globe
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