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About Us

Lauren's First and Goal is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, a labor of love started in 2004 by John and Marianne Loose in honor of their daughter, Lauren, a 16-year-old pediatric brain tumor survivor. The Loose family started the foundation as a way to help other families who are battling childhood cancer.

Since its inception, LFG has raised more than $1.5 million toward its mission to provide financial support for brain tumor research and cancer services, to offer financial and emotional support to families living with pediatric cancer, and to increase awareness of the disease. These goals are made possible through the funding gained through LFG Football Camp and charitable contributions.

Board of Directors

Lauren's First and Goal Foundation would like to thank its Board of Directors for their kindness and generosity, which is critical to the foundation's success.

  • Leo Govoni, Director and Co-Founder of the Special Needs Trust Administration
  • Matt Hachmann, Defensive Coordinator, Towson University
  • Charles Henry, Operations Manager (retired), Menasha Corporation
  • John Loose, Assistant Football Coach, United States Military Academy
  • Marianne Loose, Director, Lauren's First and Goal Foundation, Lauren's mother
  • Dawn Comp, Senior Athletic Trainer/Rehabilitation Coordinator, Lafayette College
  • John Troxell, Head Football Coach, Franklin and Marshall College
  • Pamela Troxell, Director, Lauren's First and Goal Foundation
  • Daniel Weiss, President, Haverford College
  • Richard Philips, Senior Vice-President, FTN Financial
  • Thomas Atkin, Principal, The Atkin Group, Rear Admiral, Uniited States Coast Guard (Ret.)

Honorary Members of Board of Directors

A special thank you to these gentlemen for their time, generosity and support of LFG.

  • Randy Edsall, Head Coach, University of Maryland
  • Luke Fickell, Associate Head Coach, The Ohio State University
  • Kyle Flood, Head Coach, Rutgers University
  • Archie Griffin, President/CEO, The Ohio State University Alumni Association
  • John Harbaugh, Head Coach, Baltimore Ravens
  • Darrell Hazell, Head Coach, Purdue University
  • Urban Meyer, Head Coach, The Ohio State University
  • Jeff Monken, Head Coach, U.S. Military Academy
  • Ken Niumatalolo, Head Coach, U.S. Naval Academy
  • Bill O'Brien, Head Coach, Houston Texans
  • Paul Pasqualoni, Chicago Bears
  • Jim Tressel, President, Youngstown State University

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