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Saturday, December 21, 2019

Hockey For Hospice In Brockton

Brockton | by Robyn Garvey  

As part of the Good Deeds Cup, the Walkerton Pee Wees recently hosted a Hockey Weekend

(Photo credit Paulette Peirol) 

16 young hockey players dropped by Brockton Council Monday night. They were invited to meet with Councilors so they could be recognized and thanked for their good deeds.

As part of the Good Deeds Cup, the Walkerton Pee Wees recently hosted a Hockey Weekend raising $2,750 for the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce project.  (took place November 29th, 30th and Dec 1st.)

12-year-old Keaton Neilly called it a great event for a very worthy cause that all of his teammates were eager to rally behind following the death of their head coach's mother.

Neilly says a hospice would have been a comfort for his coach's family, so when the boys found out that a hospice was being constructed in Walkerton they decided to help out.

Teammate Neil Heaney adds that they could not have done this without the support of the community, saying people were very happy to give.

The Pee Wees hosted a number of fundraising events over the Hockey Weekend including a Donation Breakfast, Chuck a Puck event and a Hockey Socks for Hospice.

Councilor James Lang notes that in light of the recent negative comments in the media about male hockey players, the Walkerton Pee Wees portray a much more accurate picture of what hockey is all about.

Coach Scott Bowman agrees, calling the Pee Wees a great group of boys eager to serve and make their community a better place.

The Walkerton Pee Wees Boys Rep is one of many Pee Wee teams across Canada competing in The Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup.

The goal of the cup is to inspire youth to do good by transforming the positive values learned through hockey into Good Deeds within their community.

The Good Deeds Cup comes with a 100-thousand-dollar donation to the charity of the winning teams choice.

If the Walkerton Pee Wees win the Good Deeds Cup they will be donating the money to the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce project which will be located in Walkerton's East Ridge Business Park.


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