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National Lacrosse League Promotes Heritage, Inclusion, Service With Launch Of NLL Unites
League, Teams, Players, Partners Honor Foundational Pillars Via Storytelling, Education, Activation, Access
NLL Unites will continue to evolve as the program develops and grows. Most visibly and imminently for the coming 2021-22 NLL season, players will wear a specially designed helmet decal with a Every Child Matters logo designed by Curt Styres and the Halifax Thunderbirds organization, raising awareness of the history and role of residential schools throughout North America.
"We are very proud to roll out NLL Unites and continue to amplify the great work already being done by the league and its teams, players and partners with respect to all our efforts in diversity, equity and inclusion," said NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz. "NLL Unites is the creation of a tremendous amount of work led by our Deputy Commissioner Jessica Berman and many others throughout the process. It will provide continued direction increasing our commitment to important initiatives that make a meaningful difference in many lives and will also allow support of programs that are authentic in their connection to lacrosse."
The pillars of heritage, inclusion and service are at the heart of NLL Unites:
NLL Unites was formed through collaboration and consultation with various partners and leaders in CSR. RISE (https://risetowin.org/
Specific initiatives and programs will be announced throughout the 2021-22 season.