For Immediate Release:

LONDON, ON – February 9, 2018 — London Lightning sponsor Northern Commerce has announced the Sunday, February 11 game will be in support of the London Humane Society. This is Northern’s fourth consecutive season sponsoring the London Lightning, and their second year supporting the London Humane Society through Northern Cares.

The London Humane Society provides temporary shelter for unwanted or cruelly treated animals and facilitates the adoption of these animals to welcoming new families. The organization operates solely through donations and receives no government funding.

“London Humane Society is very grateful for the ongoing support of London Lightning and Northern,” says Sheila Harrison, Director of Operations at the London Humane Society. “As a non-profit, charitable organization who receives no government funding, we would not have the ability to provide loving care and shelter to 1,500 surrendered, neglected and mistreated pets each year without the generosity and dedication of our community.”

The London Humane Society will be selling 50/50 tickets at this Sunday’s game against the KW Titans.

Supporting the London Human Society is one of the many charity initiatives of Northern Cares—a platform for Northern’s corporate philanthropy.

“Our goal with Northern Cares is to provide support to the amazing charities in London,” says Michael DeLorenzi, President and CEO of Northern. “The Humane Society does wonderful work in our community, and we are happy to help their fundraising efforts so they can continue to make an impact.”

Learn more about Northern Cares here.

Tickets for this Sunday’s game can be purchased online or at the Budweiser Gardens box office.

Doors open at 1 p.m., tip-off is at 2 p.m.

Logos for Northern, London Lightning, and Humane Society of London and Middlesex


Nicole Potter
Marketing Manager, Northern Commerce

About London Humane Society

The London Humane Society (est. 1899) is London’s premier animal welfare organization. It is the only agency with the ability to enforce animal protection, and serves 453,000 residents and their pets in the London-Middlesex region. The London Humane Society works to educate the public, enforce animal welfare laws and advocate for animals, providing medical care and shelter.

For more information on London Humane Society, please visit

About 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.

About London Lightning

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.

For more information on the team, please visit