The National Lacrosse League has teamed up with Right To Play, a Canadian development organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children around the world, to auction off team-signed jerseys from the 2016 season for charity.
Fans can bid on the jerseys on Right To Play’s eBay site, with the auctions set to begin at 5 p.m. ET on Friday, June 17 and end on Friday, June 24 at 5 p.m. ET, by clicking here: bit.ly/RTPNLL
A number of current and former NLL players support Right To Play’s Lacrosse For Development program, which aims to enrich the lives of underserved youth, particularly in Indigenous communities. Former Calgary Roughnecks great Andrew McBride is a Right To Play Athlete Ambassador and has visited the organization’s programs in both West Africa and First Nations communities in Canada.
Earlier this year, NLL teams raised funds and awareness for Right To Play by featuring RTP at their games including the Colorado Mammoth, which created a video to help transform lives through the power of lacrosse (WATCH).
About Right To Play
Right To Play is a global organization, using the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play helps over one million children learn through play to create better futures, while driving lasting social change in more than 20 countries each week. Founded in 2000 by social entrepreneur and four-time Olympic gold medalist Johann Olav Koss, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has national fundraising offices in Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Regional offices are in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Our programs are facilitated by more than 600 international staff and 16,400 local volunteer Coaches. Programming in Canada includes the enhancement of education in priority schools and the Promoting Life-skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) program, which is partnered with 57 First Nations communities and urban Aboriginal organizations across Ontario and Manitoba.
Click here to learn more about Right To Play on the organization’s official website.