December 17- Today Maritime NHL’ers for Kids announced a donation of $30,000 to Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities throughout Nova Scotia, PEI and New Brunswick.
The precarious impacts of COVID-19 prevented the Tournament from being staged this past July in PEI. Nevertheless, Scotiabank and the local Canadian Tire dealers, the Event's Co-Presenting Sponsors, repurposed their partnership investments into donations, making this contribution to Jumpstart possible.
2020 marks the sixth year that Maritime NHL'ers for Kids has made a donation to Jumpstart chapters in the Maritimes, bringing the 6 year total to $235,000. The monies donated by Maritime NHL'ers for Kids are earmarked solely for financial awards to deserving young boys and girls in the Maritimes. By doing so, families are assisted with the financial burdens that prevent young hockey players from pursuing their hockey dreams.
NHL record-setting coach and Event Co-Founder, Rick said, "This donation, made possible by the steadfast allegiance of the Canadian Tire dealers and Scotiabank, will help ease the financial and social burdens preventing young buys and girls from pursuing their hockey dreams in NS-NB-PEI".
President of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, Scott said, "Jumpstart welcomes this local contribution from Maritime NHL'ers and looks forward to the positive impact it will have throughout the Maritimes, enabling kids to get back to being kids, taking part in the joy of sport and play".
From all of us at Maritime NHLer’s for Kids, best wishes for a happy and safe holiday season!
We look forward to seeing you July 2021 in PEI!
Maritime NHL'ers For Kids was founded in 2000 by NHL Coach Rick Bowness, along with several retired Maritime NHL hockey players, and a group of business leaders in the Halifax area.
We are a non-profit organization committed to helping ensure minor hockey continues to enrich the lives of Maritime boys and girls whose families face financial challenges.
Our amazing team of volunteers are dedicated to helping others. We’ve been able to help 6,000+ Maritime kids play minor hockey, the greatest game in the world!
Companies whose values embrace community building and the belief that our future will be in the hands of today’s youth, and that the game of hockey shapes the next generation of leaders through the Game’s rich character-building attributes.
Their sustaining support helps to ease the financial and social burdens preventing Maritime youth from pursuing their hockey dreams.