Dropping the puck for a great cause!
• Fifth Annual Lindsay BIA Charity Road Hockey Challenge to raise money for March of Dimes Canada’s programs and services for children and adults with disabilities
On Sunday, May 24, 2015, from 10am – 5pm, Kent Street (between Victoria and Lindsay St) in Lindsay will be transformed into makeshift road hockey rinks in support of the 5th Annual Lindsay BIA Charity Road Hockey Challenge. The Grand Restaurant will once again be the event headquarters, and co-owner Charlie MacDonald will be the event Chair. Charlie has been a huge supporter of this event from the beginning.
Based on an event founded in Toronto by March of Dimes’ Special Events Manager, Linda Yielding, teams fundraise to compete in a friendly road hockey tournament. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of three games. The teams will be comprised of local businesses and corporations.
Team registration is $100. Teams are formed with a minimum of 6 players and maximum of 12 plus a goalie. One female player must play at all times. Players are asked to collect a minimum of $50.00 in pledges.
For the second year, kids’ teams are being offered. Children aged – 13 years old can put together teams of minimum 6 and maximum 10 plus a goalie. You can register on-line at http://hockey.wardlegal.ca/
Funds raised stay in the community. Last year, thanks in part to proceeds from this event, March of Dimes’ Assistive Devices Program provided 21 devices to consumers in need in the Kawartha Lakes community. In total the program was able to contribute $23,690 worth of equipment to people in the community who most need it.
The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) provides financial assistance to people with disabilities across the province, assisting with the cost and maintenance of basic mobility devices as well as home and bath safety equipment. ADP is one of March of Dimes’ charity programs supported 100% by donor dollars. At ADP, staff members are able to stretch every dollar to its fullest potential enabling staff to provide necessary, life-changing devices to people across the province that so desperately need them – and cannot afford the equipment on their own.
“The Lindsay BIA has been an exceptional partner of this event since the beginning and we couldn’t be more grateful,” says Regional Fundraising Coordinator, Sandra Clements. “As well, we couldn’t hold this event without the support of the downtown businesses that allow us to shut down part of the street and help with fundraising, donations, auction items and more. Thanks to everybody who has contributed to the continued success of this event. It gets better every year!”
If you would like more information regarding registering a team or sponsoring this event please contact Sandra Clements at (705)344-6592.