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.
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