Note from Hockey Calgary re: Good Deeds Cup

Dear HC families,

It was announced on the NHL All-Star last week that the Springbank PWAA Rockies qualified in the ‘Top 10’ in Canada for the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup… the only Calgary team to do so, in fact the only team in Alberta named.

Springbank and Hockey Calgary are asking our entire hockey community to get involved… every age group, every team, every Association to help win $100,000 for the Nathan O’Brien Children’s Foundation and The Calgary Food Bank. To support, just watch this incredible 60 second video clip below:

“Springbank Rockies – Forty Feet of Food”

Once you click and watch the full video, it registers your vote.

Please view as often as you can for multiple votes between now and Feb 9.

Let’s win the Good Deed’s Cup together, keep Nathan’s spirit alive and help thousands of struggling Calgarians!

Please support and share, share, share… we can do this together!

Thank you!

A little more about the good deed…

The Rockies performed their good deed to help others with the positive values learned through hockey. Inspiration came from Nathan O’Brien and the Nathan O’Brien Children’s Foundation. Nathan was a Springbank Rockies Timbit at the time of his tragic loss in June 2014. His jersey hangs proudly in our Springbank Arena.

The team made the goal to keep Nathan’s spirit alive and help struggling Calgarians by filling a 40 foot semi-trailer with food. The kids did it, but not alone….the team rallied 11 other Springbank Pee Wee teams to join forces, plus visiting teams from every league (timbits, novice, atom, bantam and midget), the Curling Club, figure skaters, the football team and schools. The enthusiasm and commitment from every team was truly amazing. Expectations were exceeded as the trailer was stuffed from front to back… with 53 feet!

The team also collected $4,920 in cash donations. The kids hit 5,000 homes with door-hangers and went back a few days later to collect. They asked visiting teams to bring donations to the rink – thanks to all who did! The PWAA team also spent 3 hours at the Food Bank receiving a tour, sorting food hampers, understanding the need in Calgary to truly appreciate their impact.

Special Notes…
· 11 Springbank PeeWee teams participated (≈200 players)
· ≈1,200 volunteer hours in 10 days.
· 5,000 door-hangers distributed door-to-door on foot, then collected.
· Total amount of food: 53 feet = 16,752 lbs ≈ $43,555.
· Total cash donated: $4,920 ≈ 9,500 lbs.
· Providing: 16,200 meals to Calgarians.
· Now let’s ramp it up by $100,000 with help from everyone!