In an amazing show of community support, 10 teams competed in the annual four-on-four ball hockey tournament to help score $14,757 for children and youth with physical disabilities.
This year’s top fundraising team was the Greater Sudbury Police Service, who raised more than $2,000 for Easter Seals Kids. For the second year in a row, they were also crowned as the Tournament Champions with Bell Aliant coming in as Tournament Runners-Up. Local Easter Seals ambassadors Cassandra Degn and Kyle Leblanc were on hand to cheer on the teams as well as past local ambassadors Amy Adair and Sylvain Labelle.
“It was a wonderful day for Easter Seals kids, and we are most grateful to all of the teams, sponsors and volunteers that gave of their time and efforts to make it all possible,” said Roxanne Kneer, development officer, Easter Seals Ontario.
Easter Seals Ontario is now in its 90th year of helping children and youth with physical disabilities. Since 1922, Easter Seals Ontario has provided families of children with physical disabilities with financial assistance for expensive mobility equipment and communication devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and braces, as well as fully accessible Easter Seals camps, and funding for alternative recreational programs. For more information, visit www.easterseals.org.