The Yarmouth County Minor Hockey Association and its community partner, KidSport, are the secondary prize winners of the Timber Mart SharpShooter contest. The four secondary prizes in the contest, each valued at $10,000, consist of a $5,000 charitable donation and a $5,000 donation to a hockey association.
The Timber Mart SharpShooter contest featured a Facebook game and a mobile phone app that required participants to play a challenging skills-based hockey game and contribute their points to their local minor hockey association. At the end of the contest period, those points were turned into ballots and 10 finalist teams were randomly selected.
Associations were then asked to submit a proposal outlining how the prize money would help the association and its youth-focused community organization of choice, which in Yarmouth’s case was KidSport, which is a program aimed at removing financial barriers so children can participate in sport. A panel of judges from the Timbrkids Foundation Board deliberated over the proposals and ultimately awarded prizes to five teams.
“We received some great proposals from across Canada, but the submission from the Yarmouth County Minor Hockey Association certainly stood out in the pack,” says Jon Irwin, Vice President of Retail Services for Tim-Br Mart Group. “Our judges didn’t have an easy decision to make but they felt that the KidSport was an excellent program that aligns with the mandate of the Timbrkids Foundation, which is to support the health and wellbeing of Canadian youth.”
The Dryden Minor Hockey Association was the grand prize winner, receiving $10,000, with an additional $50,000 going to the Breakfast Club, a volunteer program that teaches youth foundational hockey skills and provides a balanced breakfast two mornings a week.