The Be The Game Anti-bullying campaign gets underway at RHP Training Centre from 6-7 p.m. The idea of the campaign is to build strong kids from the inside out.
“Our mission is to create safe, healthy, vibrant schools and communities across North America by launching our signature 21 Day Challenge ... (which) engages children to think about helping one another, not hurting one another,” said Joe Drexler, founder of Be The Game. “We will positively impact more than 1 million children this school season alone.”
RHP Training Centre is partnering with local NHLers and members of Team Canada's Women's hockey team in this endeavour. Marcus Foligno and Tessa Bonhomme have signed on as Be The Game ambassadors. RHP has also partnered with the Sudbury Wolves, Laurentian University Voyageurs hockey teams and the Sudbury Nickel Barons to encourage all the minor hockey associations to join the revolution.
Sudburians are invited to RHP Training Centre tonight for the launch of the campaign. A banner will be set up for everyone to sign their pledge to help make Sudbury a bully-free zone. Members of the hockey teams will also be on hand to meet and greet visitors.
Everyone who attends will be eligible to win an autographed jersey from Andrew Desjardins, Zack Stortini, Derek Mackenzie and Marcus and Nick Foligno. Bonhomme and fellow Team Canada member Rebecca Johnston have provided items, and fans will have a chance to win an autographed jersey from the Nickel Barons, Sudbury Wolves and Laurentian Voyageurs.
The first 25 people who attend and make a pledge to join the MAD 365 Challenge will receive a pair of tickets to the Sept. 13 Sudbury Wolves exhibition game against the Sudbury Greyhounds.
For more information, visit www.bethegame.ca/go-m-a-d-365.