WATERLOO, Ont. (September 28, 2012) - This weekend, three Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks coaching staffs will be participating in Right To Play's Go Shoeless campaign, which is being run in conjunction with CBC's Sports Day in Canada.
Football head coach Gary Jeffries
and his staff along with women's lacrosse head coach LYNN ORTH
and women's rugby's Amy Bambury
and Michelle Joslin will all take part in the event by not wearing shoes on the sidelines and sporting Right To Play hats.
The goals of this unique campaign are to pay tribute to the importance of coaches, to raise awareness about the conditions that some coaches and children endure while exercising their right to play and to raise funds to help build a safe play space for kids in Western Africa.
ABOUT RIGHT TO PLAY
Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity in more than 20 countries. A pioneer in its field, Right To Play uses sport and play as tools to build essential life skills and create social change, impacting 835,000 children each week. Programming in Canada includes the enhancement of education in priority schools, and the Promoting Life-skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) program in Northern Ontario. Founded in 2000 by four-time Olympic gold medalist and social entrepreneur Johann Olav Koss, our programs are facilitated by nearly 12,000 volunteer Coaches.