(The video above is from last year’s event in Ile Perrot, it will give a flavour of what you can expect at this year’s event)
Who says hockey is a winter-only sport? Want proof? Then head out to Parc François-Perrault in Montreal’s St-Michel/Villeray district on Wednesday, June 29th between noon and 6:00pm for a game of ball hockey to help the hungry. The rink is part of the Canadiens “Bleu-Blanc-Bouge” program, and the Habs have graciously agreed to let Five Hole For Food use the rink for the day. The post-game action will happen at Boston Pizza – 7300 Boulevard des Roseraie Anjou, QC H1M 2T5. Boston Pizza is also a major sponsor of Five Hole For Food, so its only fitting that we help return the favour.
So what do you have to do? It’s pretty simple – bring your hockey stick and some non-perishable food items for the benefit of Moisson Montréal. As if playing hockey and helping Montreal’s less fortunate wasn’t enough, with your donation, you’ll have a chance to win a 2010-2011 Montreal Canadiens signed team stick.
If you haven’t yet heard of Five Hole For Food, here’s the quick rundown: Richard Loat (also known as @mozy19 on twitter) wanted to find a way to give back to the community following the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and came up with the idea of driving across Canada, playing ball hockey while raising food for local food banks. What’s better than that? Probably nothing. Last year’s event was an absolute success – far exceeding their donation goals. This year’s campaign is also on track to break their new goal, and Montreal will get their opportunity on June 29th.
Five Hole For Food has grown from a small operation to a full-fledged team replete with a media relations team, a communications department, PR personnel, sponsorship specialists and much, much more.
If you’re on vacation, or off from school, what better way to spend a summer afternoon than to get some ball hockey in while helping the less fortunate? We hope to see you there!
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