The Indus Hurricanes are joining the "Stick it to Cancer" tournament this year, and to raise money they'll be out in the snow shoveling driveways.
Hurricanes U15C Manager Tanya Sedgwick explained joining this tournament requires the team to raise $750 for the Kids Cancer Care Foundation, and they decided shoveling driveways was a great way to raise money because of the current snowfall warning.
"We thought that would be a really great way to get the kids out as a team building activity and help people in the community and donate some money to Kids Cancer Foundation," she said.
The tournament started seven years ago and raises funds for the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta, a charitable organization to help families fighting childhood cancer. They've raised more than $400 000 during that time.
"This event is in honor of two of our own players, who passed away in 2016 and 2021 after battling cancer. The tournament will challenge players to raise money and give back to help children fighting cancer," the tournament website says.
Hurricanes President Trevor Bittner added the organization does several fundraisers throughout the year, but always puts extra emphasis on this one since supporting children with cancer is a very important cause.
"It's a pretty unbearable thing to deal with for parents, families, friends. It's a big deal for everybody to be involved in something like that. Kids are innocent and to have them go through that is pretty unbelievable, and to see the people that put the time in to volunteer to make a difference in kids' lives is pretty important," he said.
He added cancer has impacted so many families, making it even more important to support foundations that fight against it.
"We have had children that have had cancer through our association as well as parents. So it's a pretty big deal for us."
As of publishing time, the team has already hit their $750 goal, as they have raised $800. If you would like to donate you can do so here.
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