Cando, ND (PRWEB) June 27, 2012
This winter when elementary school-aged youngsters suit up for a hockey game in the Cando hockey arena, they might be wearing new helmets that match, thanks to a $5,000 More for Everyone award from InVigor canola from Bayer CropScience.
The Cando Youth Hockey Association’s board members will decide how to put the award to good use. One area of the program that coach Lane Parker suggests the additional funding could support is updating equipment.
“This award is a huge deal for the 60 kids in the program,” says Parker, who also was one of the InVigor farmers to nominate the hockey program for an award. “These kids just really love the game. I think of all the ways this money can help them, like buying new helmets that cost $70 to $100 a piece.”
The Cando Youth Hockey Association has mini mite, mite and squirt teams for area children, ages 6 to 11. Parker explains that until kids reach middle school, they don’t have many other opportunities for organized sports in the winter. “It gets them off the couch,” says Parker. “They are on the ice six to seven hours a week during hockey season. A lot of them spend even more time at open skate. They eat, sleep and dream hockey.”
The Cando Youth Hockey Association received the award June 26 at 5 p.m. at the Cando City Park. Pete Neal, local sales representative with Bayer CropScience, joined area canola farmers to present the award. The award is one of 12, with donations total
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