Pink the Rink Raises over $1,000 for Breast Cancer Research in First Leaside Junior Gives Back Event of the Season On Saturday, October 21st the Leaside U22 Elite Wildcats hosted a Pink the Rink home game to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research.
Two Leaside U22 Elite Parents – Kim Bradley and Lisa Towle – led the charge on this event. With the help of scores of volunteers we ran a 50/50 draw, a ‘count the jellybeans’ contest (there were 1,758 by the way), and a bake sale. We are grateful for the efforts of all the volunteers, and for LOCAL Leaside’s donation of a $100 gift card for the jellybean contest.
We are so pleased to do our part in supporting Breast Cancer research raising $1,137.
Leaside Jr Gives Back – Next up Fall Food Drive and Shoebox Project
In our November food drive, Leaside U22 Elite players will be collecting food for the Daily Bread Food Bank. We will also have collection bins at Leaside Arena. Details to come…In our December Shoebox Project Holiday Drive, players will be creating “shoeboxes” of essentials to support women local women’s shelters. We will be sharing details on how members of the community can help in the weeks to come. https://www.shoeboxproject.ca/chapters/gta-east
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
The Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association (TLGHA), one of the largest female hockey associations in the world, has a long history of making the great game of hockey available to young female athletes. Its U22 Elite program represents its pinnacle and since its inaugural season in 2013/14 has supported hundreds of elite athletes in realizing their potential, on and off the ice. The program boasts a roster of 70+ players who have gone on to compete for championships at the USport and NCAA level and professionally, as well as several high finishes in league play in the very competitive OWHA U22 Elite league. The 2023/24 season represents the TLGHA’s 50th anniversary and a renewed focus on restoring the program to its place at the top of elite female junior hockey. For more information about the program please reach out to us at LeasideU22Elite@gmail.com or through our website at www.LeasideU22Elite.ca.