(By: Sean Addis)
“We use sport and play to educate and empower children and youth to overcome poverty, conflict and disease.”
This is the mission statement for Right to Play, a worldwide organization that aims to improve the lives of children through sport. With National Offices in seven different countries, including Canada, they help children in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and North America.
Right to Play Ryerson has worked to raise money in support of this endeavor since 2012. This Saturday, in conjunction with the Ryerson Sports and Business Association, the Ryerson Commerce and Government Association and the Ryerson Communication and Design Society, there will be a Right to Play charity soccer tournament at Ryerson. Its goal is to raise $1,000 for Right to Play.
Third-year business student Stefan Kollenberg, one of the event’s organizers, says that they wanted this fundraiser to be interactive and fun.
“Ryerson is a diverse school and soccer is a diverse sport that interests a wide range of people
with different skills,” said Kollenberg.
All Ryerson students are encouraged to bring their soccer skills out for some friendly competition in support of Right to Play Ryerson.
Detailed event information below:
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Kerr Hall Upper Gym
Teams of 5 – 8 players
Cost per team: $60
Individual sign up (if you don’t have a team; will be placed based on skill level): $10
Each team is guaranteed to play 3 games.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided by Panera bread, Simply Protein and RedBull.
Shirts will be provided.
To register for the tournament and for more information on the event, go to https://www.picatic.com/ryersoncst.
For more information on Right to Play, go to www.righttoplay.com