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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Winterhawks Give Back to Southampton Hospital

Saugeen Shores | by John Divinski  

The Saugeen Shores Winterhawks donated just over $2,663 which represents the proceeds from 50-50 draws during the playoff games this season.

The Saugeen Shores Winterhawks hockey season may be over but as Bayshore Broadcasting News reporter John Divinski says, the giving-back to the community continues for the club.

At a short ceremony at the Saugeen Memorial Hospital in Southampton (MAR 27), the Winterhawks donated just over $2,663 which represents the proceeds from 50-50 draws during the playoff games this season.

Team President Gord Lamont says it was an easy decision to give to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation saying the Winterhawks are strong believers in giving back to the community that supports them.

He said the connection is obvious because "All hockey players end up here (the hospital) somewhere along the line, hopefully as little as possible."

Players James McHaig and Andy Mitchell, along with help from three-and-a-half-year-old Oliver Mitchell, were on hand to present the cheque.

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation Executive Director Tracy Murray says the money will help buy equipment for the Southampton Hospital and the regional facility in Owen Sound.

She says they're very grateful for the effort by the Winterhawks club.

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