|Dear Glenlake Families,
It was announced during the broadcast of the NHL All-Star Game that the Springbank PWAA Rockies qualified in the ‘Top 10’ for the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup… the only Alberta team to do so. Congratulations to Springbank!
We would like to support them as an association to help bring the Cup to Calgary….and more importantly, the winning team will receive $100,000 towards their charity of choice, being The Nathan O’Brien Children’s Foundation and the Calgary Food Bank.
EVERY vote counts! To vote, simply view this amazing 60 second video. Once you click and watch the full video… it registers your vote. Please view as often as you can for multiple votes between now and Feb 9… and please share, share, share. Here is the link…
“Springbank Rockies – Forty Feet of Food” .
Thank you for helping make this an incredible hockey community effort.
For anyone interested in additional information, here’s more about the good deed. The Rockies performed their good deed to help others with the positive values learned through hockey. Inspiration came from Nathan O’Brien and the Nathan O’Brien Children’s Foundation. Nathan was a Springbank Rockies Timbit at the time of his tragic loss in June 2014. His jersey hangs proudly in our Springbank Arena.
The team made the goal to keep Nathan’s spirit alive and help struggling Calgarians by filling a 40 foot semi-trailer with food. The kids did it, but not alone….the team rallied 11 other Springbank Pee Wee teams to join forces, plus visiting teams from every league (Timbits, Novice, Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget), the Curling Club, figure skaters, the football team and many schools. The enthusiasm and commitment from every team was truly amazing. Expectations were exceeded as the trailer was stuffed from front to back with…. 53 feet of food!
The teams also collected $4,920 in cash donations. The kids hit 5,000 homes with door-hangers and went back a few days later to collect. They asked visiting teams to bring donations to the rink – thanks to all who did! The PWAA team also spent 3 hours at the Food Bank receiving a tour, sorting food hampers, understanding the need in Calgary to truly appreciate their impact.
- 11 Springbank PeeWee teams participated (≈200 players)
- The Springbank Curling Club, Figure Skating Club & Football team spontaneously joined in.
- So did the middle school and high school.
- ≈1,200 volunteer hours in approximately 10 days.
- 5,000 door-hangers distributed door-to-door on foot, then collected.
- Total amount of food: 53 feet = 16,752 lbs ≈ $43,555.
- Total cash donated: $4,920 ≈ 9,500 lbs.
- Providing: 16,200 meals to Calgarians.
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