University hockey match supports local YMCA kids campaign

Bullet News GODERICH – A match between the Western Mustangs and the Guelph Gryphons women’s hockey teams at the Maitland Recreation Centre next week will support a campaign to ensure everyone have access to YMCA program, regardless of background or finances.

The puck drops Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. The event also includes chuck a puck, prizes, mini-game presented by the West Coast Wave at intermission and team mascots.

A silent auction starts at 6 p.m.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Sky Harbour Room, Brian Gosling, manager of the Western women’s hockey team, will make a short presentation to parents and players called Building Your Roadmap, for those who might be interested in pursuing hockey at the university level.

The Strong Kids campaign supports about 18 per cent of members at the Goderich-Huron YMCA to ensure children, youth and families can participate in swim lessons, camp, recreational programs, fitness and belong as members to the Y.

The annual campaign goal is to raise $55,000 and to date it is at 70 per cent of its goal, said Ann Marie Thomson, who is general manager of the Goderich-Huron YMCA.

“The need in our community is greater than ever, and because we never turn anyone away, we are looking for all the community support we can get.  We are encouraging folks to come out to see some terrific female athletes who promise a great game of hockey, and to make a donation in whatever amount you can to support this year’s campaign,” she said.

Donations are also accepted online.

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