LONDON, ON – December 20, 2017 —Northern Commerce announced today they are donating 100 London Lightning tickets to Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) for the Saturday, December 30 game against the Niagara River Lions. This is Northern’s fourth consecutive season sponsoring the London Lightning, and their second year donating tickets to a local charity.

“Youth Opportunities Unlimited is shaping the future of our community and we are very proud to support them through Northern Cares”, says Michael DeLorenzi, President and CEO of Northern. “Through Northern Cares we are able to work with many great organizations like YOU, and we are looking forward to another exciting season with the London Lightning.”

Youth Opportunities Unlimited is a national leader in social enterprise, offering on-the-job skills training to youth in need. Each year YOU serves over 3,600 individuals between 16 and 30 years of age in London and Strathroy, providing them with the means to take control of their lives. YOU hosts a pop-up shop at Northern during the holidays, selling an assortment of gifts for staff to purchase.

“YOU believes strongly that when community is engaged, youth will thrive,” says Steve Cordes, Executive Director of Youth Opportunities Unlimited. “We are thrilled to work with Northern to create this opportunity for 100 youth to enjoy this special event.”

The ticket donation to Youth Opportunities Unlimited is one of the many charity initiatives of Northern Cares—a platform for Northern’s corporate philanthropy. Learn more about Northern Cares here.



Marika Tselonis
PR Specialist, Northern Commerce


Headquartered in London, Ontario, Northern Commerce is Canada’s fastest growing full-service ecommerce agency with a proven track record of success in online retail and Omni-Channel Commerce solutions. To date, Northern’s implementations have processed over $1.8 billion in revenue and are used by hundreds of thousands of people everyday through retailers, wholesalers and service providers.

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Since 1982, YOU has helped lead youth in London and Middlesex County toward success. We believe that investing in youth and strong communities go hand in hand. YOU works with businesses, community and government partners to maximize opportunities for youth and to address their most pressing needs.

For more information on YOU, please visit


The London Lightning has been a proud member of the National Basketball League of Canada since its inaugural season in 2011. The Lightning won the league championship consecutively in 2011 and 2012, and again in 2017. London Lightning is currently led by head coach Keith Vassell.

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