LFL Athletes Engage in Holiday Spirit with Support of PETA

Mark StaffieriContributor IIDecember 24, 2012

Photos by PETA, Obtained from http://offthebench.nbcsports.com/2012/12/12/the-lingerie-football-league-does-not-approve-of-your-fur-hat-lady/
Photos by PETA, Obtained from http://offthebench.nbcsports.com/2012/12/12/the-lingerie-football-league-does-not-approve-of-your-fur-hat-lady/

In continuing a strong tradition whereby a number of LFL athletes have shown their support for PETA, two members of the Lingerie Bowl Canada champions BC Angels have proudly followed. LFL Canada Mortaza Award winner Kate Marshall and her teammate Sara Brady were at the intersection of Granville and West Pender Streets in Vancouver. As part of the campaign, the focus was to encourage shoppers to leave fur off their holiday shopping lists.

Of note, the pair is not the first group of players from a Canadian-based LFL franchise to brave the elements for such a cause. On December 6, 2011, Toronto Triumph players (most notably Alicia Bell) stood across the street from the world famous Eaton Centre at Yonge and Dundas Streets in downtown Toronto.

Donning the dark blue Triumph uniforms, the Triumph players bravely endured the elements two days before a contest with the Philadelphia Passion to promote the effort to not purchase fur garments for the holiday season.

Leading into the first annual Pacific Cup, players from both BC and Seattle participated. Seattle Mist players braved rainy conditions on December 6 at the southeast corner of Fourth Avenue and Pine Street in Seattle. In order to spread the message, Riki Creger-Zier, Chelsie Jorgensen and Christine Moore represented the Mist in full uniform.

Also in full uniform during the Vancouver demonstration were Marshall and Brady, as the duo held placards that stated "Tackle Cruelty, Bench Fur." Standing across the street from prominent department stores during lunch hour, the duo hoped to make an impact. While braving the less-than-warm December weather, curious onlookers stopped by and asked questions.

Marshall remarked, “For PETA, I wanted to support the LFL and continue to grow the exposure in Vancouver and Canada. I love being a part of promos and educating people on who the BC Angels are and working with PETA was a great opportunity for this. I would not exactly call myself a PETA activist, but I am definitely against the cruel treatment of animals no matter the case.”


All quotes obtained first hand unless otherwise indicated.