This past weekend, representatives of the Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club and Field Hockey Canada met with local Right to Play volunteer organizer, Stephen Scott, in order to present a charitable donation to the international aid organization. The money was raised in a month long campaign by the club amongst its members to support Right to Play. The club raised $2785.11 and received an additional $2000 in matching funds from corporate sponsors Western Potash and Discovery Harbour Resources for a total donation of $4785.11.
This is the 4th year that the Vancouver Hawks FHC has supported Right to Play through a weekend of hockey under the theme Canada vs. the Rest of the World. Anne Thompson, president of the Vancouver Hawks club, comments, “This fundraiser has become an important part of the culture of our hockey club. This year more than 90 adult members of our club participated and many more donated time and money to the effort. We are happy to support Right to Play and its international effort to help children because we understand from our own experience the transformative power of sport to change lives.”
Field Hockey Canada arranged for the matching corporate donations through its partnership with Western Potash and Discovery Harbour Resources – part of its Play it Forward campaign.