SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED OR VOLUNTEERED FOR THE 2013 NO SURRENDER HOCKEY CHALLENGE YOU MADE IT A HUGE SUCCESS.
Another year has come and gone and it seems we just keep having more fun. This year we added a women's division and doubled the size of our event. It was amazing to see such a great turnout and awesome hockey on May 11th.
This year our sponsors grew and many local businesses came up big with raffle prizes and donations to help us run a fantastic event.
With a bigger event we added more volunteers, doubled our referees, our registration and bake sale effort as well as the addition of the raffle table. Our volunteers were the best! No event happens without the dedication and efforts of people who give their time and you gave to this event in spades. Thank you so very much.
Lastly, to the players: you gave your all once again in a 1 day, 5 game hockey-palooza. It takes huge effort and resilience to never quit and play hard all day for a good cause. In the true spirit of No Surrender you didn't back down on the ice or in support of this cause. Together we raised over $12,000 for the CMHA National. These funds will be used to help the CMHA fund valuable programs on Suicide Prevention, Workplace/Campus Mental Health and Youth Mental Health initiatives that will make a difference in communities across Canada.
If you participated in any way this year you should be extremely proud of what has been accomplished. I think together we showed our communities, colleagues, friends and loved ones suffering with mental illness that we have their back. We are with you. We support you and we will not surrender.
We've inspired some friends as well - if you're looking for more ways to support mental health initiatives and play some good ol'hockey check out the Shine Out! Shout Out! Hockey Tournament on September 7th in Halton Region.
SHINE OUT! SHOUT OUT!