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As part of their ongoing commitment to the community, the London Majors are going purple.
For their game on July 5 against the Guelph Royals, the team will be donning purple jerseys in support of the London Abused Women’s Centre (LAWC). In addition, Labatt Park itself will be bathed in purple light and even the umpires themselves will be getting in on the action, wearing purple shirts as well, all towards the cause of supporting the LAWC.
Roop Chanderdat is the co-owner/general manager/field manager for the club is excited being able support their community by getting behind a cause like this and the LAWC.
He also pointed out it is the younger men you want to get involved with something like this, especially those in a leadership kind of role. “And we have got some great young men,” said Chanderdat.
That message is one that Megan Walker, LAWC executive director, agrees with.
“It’s great to see men as role models for this cause because it sends out a message out, we are not going to tolerate women abuse in our community. It also sends a message to women that there is hope and help for ending violence and abuse against women.”
Fans are encouraged to wear purple to the ballpark that night and after the game, the purple jerseys won by the Majors that game, will be auctioned off with the money raised going to LAWC.
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