Friday’s Cornwall Jr. C Celtics game at the Benson Centre saw a special donation take place, made possible through the proceeds of the Celtic’s home opener.
A cheque for $900 was presented to representatives of Strong Roots Charitable Foundation, which is an organization focused on developing community initiatives to improve life for Akwesasne elders and youth.
“Indigenous people created this beautiful game of lacrosse that we love and… we kind of wanted to do something to give back to their community,” explained co-manager of the Jr. C Celtics, Carrie Cooper, with fellow co-manager, Laurie Williams, by her side. “So we looked for different charitable organizations and came across Strong Roots.”
Cooper and Williams are very inspired by Strong Roots’ initiatives. This includes when, in 2015, Strong Roots put a roof over the Travis Solomon Memorial Lacrosse Box located in Generations Park, and when Strong Roots donated 700 lacrosse sticks to support the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Program.