Community Update

He Shoots. He Scores! Santa joins North Vancouver Minor Hockey

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North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association (NVMHA) held its first Santa Skate-a-thon in December. At this inaugural fundraiser, young hockey players gathered pledges for Athletics for Kids (A4K) in what will hopefully become an annual event. The delighted kids skated their hearts out alongside special guest Santa, and were rewarded with fundraising prizes, t-shirts, donuts and hot chocolate. Funds raised will go directly to A4K, an organization that provides families with financial assistance to ensure all BC children, regardless of socioeconomic status, can participate in organized sport.

Neptune is already a supporter of A4K, so partnering up with NVMHA was an easy decision. “Neptune matched our total pledge amount,” says Cynthia Curll, organizer of the event and NVMHA board member. “Together, we were able to donate $2,506. We’re really proud of our players and coaches.” These funds are enough to pay a full season of hockey fees for five North Shore youth —what an achievement.