Toronto TSX-listed, The Stars Group Inc, have confirmed that they will extend their partnership with charity partner ‘Right to Play’ for another two years, where they will aim to raise £1 million to help provide education for the world’s poorest, and most vulnerable children.

Founded in 2000 by Norwegian speed skating Olympian, Johann Olav Koss, Right to Play is an international charity foundation, which develops educational teacher training in communities impacted by war, poverty and disease in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America. 

Acting as the charity partner of Stars Group, and flagship brand, PokerStars since 2014, Right to Play has formed a partnership through its corporate fundraising programme, ‘Helping Hands’.

Since its inception, PokerStars players and staff have helped raise more than £1.7 million in finds which have been donated to underprivileged communities, improving education and recourses.

PokerStars were also the main sponsor of the 2019 Right To Play Sport Quiz last month, which took place at Leonardo Royal Hotel London St. Paul’s and raised £262,000. Pokerstars have sponsored the Right To Play Sports Quiz since 2016, with the event raising more than £777,000 in total.

Sue Hammett, Head of Corporate Giving at The Stars Group said: “The Stars Group is delighted to continue its partnership with Right To Play. The vital funds raised have made and will continue to make such a positive impact to so many children around the world.

“We are aiming to raise a further £1 million over the next two years with lots of exciting Helping Hands fundraising initiatives to come.”

Nikki Skipper, National Director of Right To Play UK, added: “We’re thrilled that our longstanding partner The Stars Group has committed to working with Right To Play for a further two years.

“Here at Right To Play, we know that play is a powerful tool to help children process the world around them, cope with severe adversity and increase their opportunities in life.

“With the support of partners like The Stars Group we can continue to have a huge impact on their lives and help them rise above adversity. We’re excited to work with The Stars Group employees and customers to continue to make a difference.”