So I’m not the most sporty human on the planet (I’m a dancer, okay?) but I grew up around sports thanks to my two older brothers. Lacrosse, hockey, football, soccer, basketball…they played them all and I was always there to watch, bag of Hickory Sticks in hand. Sports always did, and still do, provide my brothers with a sense of pride, of companionship, of accomplishment. It taught them how to lead, and how to work as part of a team. That’s why Right To Play, a global organization that uses sports to empower and educate children facing adversity, is so cool.

Founded in 2000 with headquarters in Toronto and offices all over the world, Right To Play helps one million children weekly in over 20 countries to help build essential life skills and lasting social change. 

To raise awareness and money for sport and play-based programs, the organization is throwing its second Right To Play Ball (last year raised $80,000) on May 10 at the Shangri-La hotel ballroom. Hosted by TV personality Glen Baxter and DJ-ed by DJ JojoFlores and DJ Tony (FROM ELLEN, YOU GUYS), the evening—which includes a complimentary bar and dinner service—promises to be one of fun and glamour. Tickets are $175, and can be purchased here.