Sep
24
2018
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Fort McMurray Brothers Collecting Hockey Gear for Northern Lights Health Foundation’s Festival of Trees, Fort Mac Hockey Bros Tree

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Fort McMurray Metis brothers, Parker and Cruze Flett (11 and 8 years of age), dubbed the “Fort Mac Hockey Bros”, are on a mission to help youth in outlying Wood Buffalo communities enjoy the game of hockey.

The brothers have played hockey since they learned to skate. The thought of a fellow hockey lover not having hockey equipment sparked these brothers to take action and start a campaign to collect new hockey gear of all sizes. The gear will be donated to youth in Wood Buffalo communities, such as Fort Chipewyan, Fort McKay, Conklin and Janvier.

“My sons came to me with this fundraising idea on their own! I’m overwhelmed by their compassion and consideration of kids their age, who don’t have the opportunity to play hockey. I’m putting a call out to the community to nurture their philanthropic spirits by supporting this fundraiser”, says Allison Flett, Parker and Cruze’s mother.

The hockey bros will donate a hockey themed tree to this year’s Festival of Trees, November 16-18, 2018. The Fort Mac Hockey Bros Tree will be featured in the Festival of Trees Gala live auction on Saturday, November 17. The winning bidder will take home the tree and have the opportunity to accompany the hockey bros to donate all of the new gear collected.

Please help Parker and Cruze with their collection. Bring a hockey gear donation to the drop box outside of 196 Pliska Crescent, or contact their mother Allison to arrange for your donation to be picked up. Donations will be collected September 1 - November 12, 2018. Follow the Fort Mac Hockey Bros Facebook Page for updates on the fundraiser and new donation drop-off locations!

Every dollar raised through the Festival of Trees will fund health care innovation in Wood Buffalo.

 

About the Northern Lights Health Foundation

Established in 1985, the Northern Lights Health Foundation serves to engage people, inspire philanthropy and secure funds to improve health and promote wellness in the Wood Buffalo region. The Health Foundation is proudly accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. For more information, visit www.northernlightshealthfoundation.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Allison Flett

E: alliecampbell@live.com

C: 780-215-5668

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