Gananoque – The fifth annual Hockey Night in Leeds-Grenville proved to be the most successful yet with a full weekend of activities for participants and a packed stand for the game that featured NHL stars, local dignitaries and Conservative Members of Parliament on Nov. 20.
The fundraiser produced $105,000 for the United Way of Leeds-Grenville.
“I am pleased that we were able to raise that much money,” says Leeds-Grenville Member of Parliament Gord Brown who, along with the United Way, organizes the event each year.
“I have to thank all the sponsors, the players and our Honourary Chair this year Alyn McCauley,” adds Brown.
“They helped draw the crowd and the sponsors gave generously for this worthwhile cause.”
This was the fifth year for the event. It was previously held in Kemtpville, Brockville, Prescott and Cardinal.
This year Gananoque donated ice time for the game and Gananoque Mayor Erica Demchuk was on hand to help coach the White Team to victory.
Hockey Night in Leeds-Grenville raised $105,000 for the United Way. Left to right: Gord; United Way game organize, Crystal Sled, Gananoque Mayor Erica Demchuk, United Way Executive Director Judi Baril, United Way President Shawn Souder, United Way Campaign Co-Chair Ben TeKamp and Honourary Game Chair Alyn McCauley with the cheque for $105,000 that was presented at the half-way point of the game.