When Richard Loat , @Mozy19 on Twitter, contacted me about hosting a road hockey game in Regina, Saskatchewan to benefit our local food bank, I have to admit I was skeptical at first. Trying to organize one charity event in a single location is a daunting task and here was this 21 year old hockey blogger attempting a cross Canada road trip consisting of stops in 9 different cities with grueling driving schedule in between.
Needless to say, he sold me on the Five Hole For Food idea and I jumped on board. Richard’s enthusiasm for the game and passion for supporting Canada’s food banks was unquestionable. He quickly ramped up the project and got major sponsors on board such as Molson Canadian, Marketwire, and Boston Pizza and the vision started shaping into reality.
Richard’s vision of Five Hole For Food has taken shape and officially kicked off in Montreal, where they raised nearly 200lbs of food on June 29. The Ottawa stop on June 30 was next on the list, followed by a Canada day game in Toronto, a long drive to Winnipeg, and then my stop in Regina on July 4th.
Schedule of Events
The Regina Event
The Regina stop on the Five Hole For Food tour will benefit the Regina and District Food bank. The event day will consist of a 4:00PM game of hockey at the Grant Road outdoor rink (Link to Map) followed by food and drinks at Boston Pizza – South.
Prizes for participants who donate the most food include an S17 Stick from Easton Hockey, Cascade M11 Helmet, a padded Hockey undershirt from Shock Doctor and a 50 Ways To Score More Goals DVD from Hockeyplayer.com.
Not too shabby, so get those cans of food out and help support a great cause. To help Richard and his co-pilot get rested up for the second half of their journey, our good friends at the Hotel Saskatchewan – Radisson Plaza have graciously donated accommodations for their stay in Regina.
Please Join Us!
My initial skepticism over this event soon turned to anticipation and excitement as the days grew nearer. Playing a great game to support a worthy cause and meeting new friends in the process is the perfect way to wind down a long weekend. So, if you’re anywhere near Regina on July4th, I encourage you to join us.
See you Sunday!
Photo Credit: North Shore News