FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Truro, N.S. (April 26, 2020) – The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) is pleased to announce a generous donation of $5,000 from Maritime NHL’ers for Kids for the league’s Nova Scotia Victims Fund. The trust fund was established in the aftermath of the tragic events in central and northern Nova Scotia last weekend to raise money that will go directly to the families, victims, and communities impacted by these events. All funds generated with this campaign will be held in trust and administered by a group within the MHL’s Board of Governors.
“The MHL will continue the fund to support families and children down the road and I thank them for this heartwarming initiative,” says Dallas Stars head coach and founding member of Maritime NHL’ers for Kids Rick Bowness. “I offer my condolences to all the victims and their families during this time, and ask all Canada to please keep them in your thoughts.”
Maritime NHL’ers for Kids was founded in 2000 by Bowness, several retired Maritime NHL hockey players, and a group of business leaders in the Halifax area. It’s a non-profit organization committed to helping ensure minor hockey continues to enrich the lives of Maritime boys and girls whose families face financial challenges. The group also showcases, through celebrity guests, the rich and deep pedigree of hockey stars from the Maritimes.
“We’re grateful for all of the support garnered by the MHL Nova Scotia Victims Fund this week,” says MHL President Steve Dykeman. “The donation by Maritime NHL’ers for Kids will go a long way toward our goal of helping the victims of these terrible events.”
The Fund’s main fundraiser to date has been through the MHL’s Fredericton Red Wings’ “Thank You Campaign” to honour frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. All proceeds from the campaign for the last few days have been going to the Fund. Moving forward, the MHL Nova Scotia Victims Fund will remain as an option for donation. The “Thank You Campaign” offers a package of three decals (one 8” house window decal and two 6” vehicle decals) for $35, with all profits being donated to a charity, group, or team of your choice.
President, Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL)
Managing Director, Maritime NHL’ers for Kids
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