Saskatchewan Rush players Mark Matthews and Zach Gould spent their Thursday visiting some very special students at Twin Lakes Community School and Birch Narrows School, courtesy of our partners NexGen Energy. Students at both schools were treated to quality time with the 2018 NLL MVP, Matthews, and Gould, the only NLL player born and raised in Saskatchewan.
Matthews and Gould shared their journey to playing professional Lacrosse and taught basic fundamentals of the game. Students at both schools played Lacrosse and learned passing, catching, and shooting, from two of the best.
“It’s an eye-opening experience being here. To bring smiles to these kids’ faces is pretty awesome. I’m amazed at how quickly some kids got the hang of it, shooting the ball around. Most importantly, everyone definitely had fun.” – #42 Mark Matthews, Saskatchewan Rush
The entire trip was made possible by Rush partner, NexGen Energy Ltd. NexGen has roots in the Buffalo Narrows and Turnor Lake communities, with the Rook I Project located in the Southwestern Athabasca Basin. NexGen is a proud member of the Province of Saskatchewan and is committed to making a positive impact throughout the Province, including for Residents of Saskatchewan’s North. The programs which have been facilitated to date, and the programs planned for the future, are designed to leave a lasting legacy.
“The communities we work within and work around are very important to our organization. Anything we can bring to these communities, especially for the kids, with a focus on education, health, and wellness, means a lot to us. It’s great to utilize our partnership with the Rush and introduce these kids to the game of Lacrosse.” – Adam Engdahl, Senior Project Manager – Operations and Project Development, NexGen Energy Ltd.
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