For the final two rounds of regular season action in Major League Rugby, teams will don special charity pink jerseys, to raise awareness and money for cancer research. These specially made jerseys will be autographed by the players and then sold at auction. All money will go to the American Cancer Society and the Canadian Cancer Society for Cancer Research. Check Out The Auction HERE - Auction ends on the 20th of July, so get your bids in now.
We hadn't planned to do another MLR based article so soon, but for such a good cause we had to. We believe in the power of the jersey and if sport can use it's influence to help a good cause, then it should. We have seen the success of campaigns in the UK, such as footballer Marcus Rashford's Child Food Poverty campaign or fellow footballer Juan Mata's 1% Common Goal Charity. We believe sport should always look to give back and the MLR have certainly shown that in it's first few years of existence.
The MLR have really taken in the values of rugby and tried to help both their local communities and charities. This a superb idea and you should get behind it. The jerseys themselves are excellent, one of a kind, and autographed. A great way to bring yourself closer to the team, while supporting a fantastic cause.
Click HERE for the individual club campaigns.
Check Out Billy Meakes Sporting The Giltinis Charity Jersey, While He Scores The Try Of Round 17.
Major League Rugby Commissioner George Killewbrew:
“Everyone knows someone that has been affected by cancer and our players and teams wanted to do something to help support the cause of finding a cure and supporting cancer awareness,”
“Our players are some of the strongest and toughest professional athletes in the world, but cancer is a terrible disease that doesn’t care how big or strong you are. We have players and coaches who have dealt with some tough situations, and we want to do whatever we can to support the American Cancer Society and the Canadian Cancer Society.”