November 10, 2018
Giving back to the community has always been an important part of playing on a hockey team, but this year, for the Thunder Bay Peewee AAA Kings, giving back became a lot more personal. This group of 11 and 12 year old boys wanted to do something to support their teammate – Chase Furlong – and especially his mother, Seona, who is currently battling breast cancer.
So, they did what they do best – hockey. But with a twist. The team hosted a ‘Skills Skate’ on Friday, October 26 where young hockey players could sign up for a 1-hour skate with players from the Kings. The focus was on skill development and cross-ice games and was open to both Novice and Atom hockey players for a $25 registration fee, with all proceeds going to the Northern Cancer Fund.
Players from the Kings did everything that evening from the registration table, to taping sticks, to helping out the younger players on the ice. They even set up a very well-received bake sale table. Accompanied by Head Coach Bradey Fox, the players took it upon themselves to make the evening fun for participants and successful for fundraising.
Amazingly, this committed group raised $2,604.65, all of which will go to funding cancer care equipment here in Northwestern Ontario to diagnose and treat cancer.
Thank you Thunder Bay Peewee AAA Kings for making HOPE possible.