Lao International Sports NFP
Lao International Sports NFP (LIS) is an all volunteer organization that is dedicated to facilitating athletic exchange between the overseas Lao communities and the people of Laos. The mission of the organization is to identify, qualify, and help fund internationally competitive athletes that wish to represent Laos in international competition and to facilitate athlete exchanges. This includes hosting athletic camps and clinics in Laos, sponsoring Lao athlete visits to the U.S.A. and other activities. The organization is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit and is funded by donations from individuals, small businesses and corporations.
Meet the Team
Directors & Advisors
Born in California. B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and an M.B.A from West Texas A&M University. 25+ years of business experience. Former youth soccer coach. Assistant coach to Lao National Swim Team at 2023 SEA Games. LASHOF Co-Founder
Vice President -BOD
Born in Vientiane, Laos. B.A. in International Relations from George Mason University and an M.B.A from the University of Phoenix. 30+ years of business experience including non-profits. Former NCAA DI wrestler and wrestling coach since 1990. Lao National Wrestling Team coach at 2023 SEA Games and Asian Games.
Ly Samayavong Messina
Born in Vientiane, Laos. Holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Designed/developed several infrastructure projects in and around Las Vegas, NV. Served as a middle school athletic director and fundraising event chair.
Born in Vientiane Laos and came to the U.S.A. at 15 years old. Experienced entrepreneur in the restaurant and music industry. Over fifteen years of experience in marketing, branding, media and event management. CEO of Sabaidee Corporation. currently resides in the Dallas, TX area.