The Georgia Swarm are participating in Right To Play, a global organization serving youth in need through play and sport and enacting lasting social change in their communities, and Swarm team captain Jordan MacIntosh will represent the Swarm as their Player Champion for the second consecutive year.
“It’s an honor to represent the NLL and the Georgia Swarm as a Right To Play Champion,” MacIntosh said. “I’ve always marveled at the power of sport and the community it builds. Right To Play is an amazing organization focused on empowering children and young adults through the power of play; it couldn’t be a better organization to get behind. I am excited to be on the front lines and can’t wait to get out to some events and see kids smiling as they pick up a lacrosse stick for the first time.”
MacIntosh and the Swarm have set a new goal to raise $1,000 to send 100 deserving kids to lacrosse camp. All donations of $25 or have a chance to win an autographed lacrosse ball from MacIntosh.
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The league-wide initiative will culminate in an autographed jersey auction the weekend of March 22-24 featuring players, coaches and staff from across the NLL.
“We are very proud to extend our partnership with Right To Play for the eighth consecutive year,” said Nick Sakiewicz, Commissioner of the National Lacrosse League. “This partnership allows us to support Indigenous communities where lacrosse has such deep history, while also empowering children through our game.”
About Right To Play
Right To Play is a global organization that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using the power of play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we help 1.9 million children each week to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality. Established in 2000, Right To Play has headquarters in Toronto, Canada and has programs in 15 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America.