I am very pleased to announce today that our first private company has stepped up and accepted our challenge to help young people play the great game of lacrosse. Pure North Investments has indicated their wish to sponsor a player this season. Pure North, although a company that operates Canada wide, is located in Ajax, Ontario. Therefore, the sponsorship received today will be forwarded to the West Durham Minor Lacrosse Association.
CEO of Pure North, Bud Azzopardi (a lacrosse player himself) had this to say;
“My company raises money for 30 plus charities across Canada. When I saw what the folks at Lacrosse – Inside The Game were trying to accomplish, I thought it would be a great opportunity to be able to help out some kids close to home.”
Pure North Investments now takes its place in our Wall Of Fame alongside The Durham Women’s Lacrosse League and Toronto Lightning Lacrosse.
In our area of the woods (Durham Region), we have our share of Masters Leagues of lacrosse; from Men’s to Womens, to Co-Ed. A couple of weeks ago we issued a challenge (or request if you will) to some of the local leagues to help us help young kids play the game of lacrosse. That challenge was to support us by way of a monetary donation, which we would in turn, pass on to a Minor Lacrosse Organization to sponsor a child to play. Our intent was to keep the donation local to the area we are in, and if possible, expand to other areas as we are able.
Well I’m extremely pleased to inform everyone that two of the local leagues have answered our call to help, each offering a full sponsorship for a player.
The Durham Women’s Lacrosse League (dwll.wordpress.com), and the Toronto Lightning Lacrosse League (www.torontolightning.com) have both answered our call to help. These two donations will be forwarded to Whitby Minor Lacrosse and Clarington Minor Lacrosse to use for a players registration fee.
100% of the donated amounts will be going toward sponsoring the two children to play.
These two Masters Leagues now enter our Wall of Fame for supporting youth lacrosse.
If your association, league or company would like to sponsor a child in a lacrosse center near you, or if you would like to donate for prizes, please contact us for more information.
A big thank you to the DWLL, and the TLL…..