Hockey Canada conducts fundraiser
The Hockey Canada Foundation of Calgary has begun a fundraising initiative through its Assist Fund to provide support to young hockey players and their families in paying registration fees. The effort includes the participation of Olympic hockey players Jarome Iginla and Marie-Philip Poulin, as well as Paralympic hockey player Greg Westlake. Sponsors of the program include Scotiabank, Chevrolet, BDO, the Cannonball Sport & Education Fund and the Daryl K. Seaman Canadian Hockey Fund. This is the second year of this promotion.
“The tremendous response to the launch of the Assist Fund in 2020 demonstrated the real need families have for financial support to get their kids back to hockey,” said Tom Renney, chief executive officer of Hockey Canada. “It also showed the desire of sponsors, hockey fans and members of the Canadian sport community to be a part of the solution. We know the need will be even greater this year, and with restrictions lifting across the country, the continued support we have from our many partners and the funding we have available, we can help even more young people get back in the game.”