Pay it Forward: 11-year-old kid collects lacrosse gear for children around the country

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Pay it Forward: 11-year-old kid collects lacrosse gear for children around the country (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) — Sam Terreros, 11, is helping kids learn the sport he loves so much.

"I collect really anything that has to do with lacrosse," he said.

Terreros has been collecting cleats, sticks, pads, and more from his teammates and coaches to deliver around the U.S.

"We're gonna take this gear and take it to Miami," Terreros told 2News at one of his lacrosse drives.

Terreros got the idea after watching a video about kids playing lacrosse in the Bronx.

"I felt really touched by it, so I was like, 'We gotta help these kids,'" he said.

So he collected some boxes of gear and hopped on a plane to New York with his family.

"Oh they loved it," Terreros said of giving out the gear. "They were all like, 'sit next to me' or like, 'by my friend.'"

Terreros has been playing lacrosse with True Lacrosse for a year and a half. He just wants to spread his love of the sport.

"It's super good for me, 'cause then I can spread lacrosse all over the country," he said.

He plans to hold more drives and just keep giving as much as he can. He is in Florida now, and plans on making another trip to the Bay Area.

And he's encouraging others to follow his example.

"Even the littlest thing could make a big difference," he said.

Mountain America Credit Union wanted to make a difference, and gave Terreros $500 to buy more gear.

Terreros is collecting gently used and new gear, whatever will help kids.

If you want to help, go to his family's YouTube channel, where you can find an email address.

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