Taking place on Monday, July 9, 2018, this epic road hockey game gives kids between the ages of 7-12 the chance to play alongside the Staal brothers, along with past and present NHL stars, hall-of-famers, Mackenzie Tour–PGA TOUR Canada players and TSN personalities.
As in past years, getting a spot to play on TeamStaal2018 in this event will take some hard work and skill. Starting right now, kids are invited to sign up for the fundraising contest for a chance to win their spot on the team. Sign up takes place at HealthSciencesFoundation.ca/TeamStaal.
Then, from Monday, May 14, 2018 to Monday, June 4, 2018 at 9 a.m., kids are challenged to fundraise as much as they can, with the top three fundraisers automatically guaranteed a spot on TeamStaal2018. The two remaining spots will be drawn by chance, with Fountain Tire giving away the final spot. All contestants have the opportunity to get one ballot for the draw with each $20 raised. Additionally, other tasks that are completed as part of the contest will provide further chances to get ballots (i.e. get 10 ballots for adding your reason why you’re fundraising to your online page). Unlike in past years, contestants do not need to submit a video to enter the contest, however, doing so will gain them extra ballots in the draw. All funds raised will go to the Northern Cancer Fund to give hope to patients and families fighting cancer in Northwestern Ontario.
Contestants are encouraged to be creative with their fundraising. Past TeamStaal players Thomas and Steven Stadey from Marathon, Ontario used a variety of tactics to raise funds including going door-to-door to ask for donations, setting up a yard sale, fundraising in the mall, selling Koolaid and shaving or cutting hair once they reached fundraising goals. The Stadeys said, “We had so much fun playing. It was cool to meet the Staals and so many of the other celebrities.” Altogether, in the past two years, the Stadeys raised a remarkable $18,537 as part of the fundraising contest.
2017 Fountain Tire Summer Classic
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