Mike Carnegie is one of the Best People in the NLL

written by Andrew McKay

And now for some good news. Calgary Roughneck Mike Carnegie continues his quest to be the Best Person in the NLL with a new program aimed at raising $10,000 for the people of Burma.

On Thursday afternoon, the Roughnecks announced the “Mike Carnegie Burma Campaign,” whereby Carnegie is donating $10,000 of his 2011 salary to Partners Relief and Development, an organization that asissts the needy in Burma’s war-torn communities. That’s no small token for a grinding defender who probably doesn’t make that much to begin with.

Carnegie is also challenging Roughneck fans to help out, hoping to match the $10,000 pledge. Fans can donate by visiting the Partners’ dedicated campaign page here. There’s also a Facebook community here.

This isn’t Carnegie’s first foray into helping others. Last summer, he and his wife Hailey spent two weeks in Uganda helping to build a secondary school. While there, he also hosted lacrosse clinics for bemused youngsters.

Hooray for happy news.

You can see more of Andrew McKay’s work at his site www.thelaxist.com

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