Monday January 9, 2012

Community

Having Fun While Helping Kids 

Cops For Cancer game raises $2163 for Children's Hospital

Released by Cpl. T. Hollingsworth  Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD

 

The Charity game between employees at Overwaitea in Chilliwack and the RCMP was an instant hit with the community and has been designated an annual event.

 

charity hockey game between the RCMP and the Overwaitea Food Group took place on January 1, 2012, at Prospera Centre. The game was put together as a fundraiser for Cops for Cancer and the BC Children's Hospital. A generous $2,163 was raised from the event and over 250 people came out to support and watch the action on New Years Day.

Several groups and companies supported the event by donating time and products. The RCMP and the Overwaitea Food Group would like to thank Prospera Centre, Barton Insurance, the Chilliwack Chiefs, and Elite Catering for their contributions to the charity game. "We like participating in these types of events and engage the community as much as possible, especially when there is fundraising potential," said Corporal Tammy Hollingsworth. "The game was a lot of fun for the players and spectators alike."

The game was such a success that both groups are planning on making it an annual event. The Overwaitea Food Group also sponsors the RCMP for their annual Stuff the Cruiser event held every December.
 

 

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