Campus Life

Horns coaches support Right To Play

This weekend, University of Lethbridge Pronghorn coaches will join coaches from across Canada who are going shoeless to raise awareness and funds for Right To Play, an international organization that uses the power of sport and play to teach life skills and improve health.

Horns coachesare proud to support Right To Play this season by going shoeless to recognize children around the world who do not have access to sports and proper sporting equipment.

Women's soccer head coach Ilsa Wong will go shoeless for Saturday's game at home versus the Calgary Dinos, and has already raised $420 to donate to the Right to Play cause. Similarly, women's rugby coach Neil Langevin will also go shoeless Saturday in Calgary and has raised $230.

In Prince George on Sunday, men's soccer head coach Randy Bardock and assistant coach Daryl Moore will coach without shoes versus the Timberwolves. During the National Female Hockey Challenge being hosted in Lethbridge this weekend, Horns hea coach Chandy Kaip will go shoeless during Saturday's game versus Queen's University.

While Horns basketball has yet to enter its competitive season, both head coaches will be involved in the initiative Friday afternoon during regular scheduled practice time with the men's basketball team holding a intra-squad game at 4:30 p.m.

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, their programs are facilitated by nearly 12,000 volunteers.

Right to Play is expected to announce that more than 20 universities across the country and 40 coachesare joining the U of L in going shoeless.

It only takes $50 to enroll a child in weekly Right to Play programs for an entire year. If you would like to make a donation in honour of the Pronghorn coaches, visit this link to see our page and donate.