Langley’s Stealth join forces with Rush to give back to community

Taking in the Vancouver Stealth’s regular season finale on Saturday will help grow minor lacrosse in B.C.

The Vancouver Stealth announced Tuesday that its owner Denise Watkins, along with Saskatchewan Rush owner Bruce Urban will donate $5,000 each ($10,000 total) towards the Lacrosse on the Move Fund.

This, however, is pending a sell-out on Saturday (April 23) for the Stealth and Rush game at the Langley Events Centre (LEC).

Lacrosse on the Move is a fund set up in partnership between the Stealth and the British Columbia Lacrosse Association (BCLA), to raise money for grants for teams travelling to provincials and provincial athletes travelling to nationals.

In addition, all kids wearing their jerseys to the game will receive free admission (with a paid adult).

“Supporting lacrosse in British Columbia is always a high priority with the Stealth, as the funds go directly towards growing the game and future stars of the NLL,” Watkins said.

“We are very grateful for Bruce Urban’s donation on behalf of the Rush franchise, and I hope we both have to write a cheque come Saturday night.”

Urban called B.C. a “hotbed” for future NLL athletes.

“Having the Stealth play out of Langley gives Vancouver and its surrounding areas access to the one of the greatest sports in the world. It’s extremely important for the lacrosse community in each NLL market to really rally behind their professional team because together, we can take the sport to new heights,” Urban said.

He added that he’s pleased to make a financial contribution to the British Columbia Lacrosse Association in the event the Stealth are able to sell-out their final regular season home game this weekend.

“The future looks bright for Minor Lacrosse development across the country,” Urban said.

With it being the last regular season home game for the Stealth, the team is giving back to their fans with a ‘Fan Appreciation’ night promotion, which includes:

•  All kids wearing their jerseys to the game will get in free (with a paid adult).

• More than $3,500 worth of gift cards to be given away throughout the night from: Cactus Club Café,  G&F Financial, Super Save Gas, Tim Hortons, and Town Hall Public House.

• Stealth game-worn and replica jerseys to be handed out to lucky fans.

• Fans who have tickets to the Stealth game also receive free admission into the Langley Food & Wine Show happening this Saturday and Sunday (April 23 & 24) at the Langley Events Centre.

Game time is set for 7 p.m. at the LEC.

The first 1,000 fans into the building will receive a Garrett Billings bobblehead courtesy of Global BC.

For tickets, call 604-882-8800 or visit www.ticketmaster.ca.

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