The Abbotsford Minor Hockey Association helped make a dent in the battle for youth mental health in a big way on Saturday.
Over the past few weeks, the AMHA has held four hockey equipment swaps and sales, with all funds raised from the events going towards youth mental health support.
Tracey Purvis, the AMHA’s director of volunteers and fundraising, said it’s a big year for the association and they want to make it a memorable one for the entire community.
“It’s the AMHA’s 50th season and we’re excited to launch a ‘50 Acts of Service’ program where we are encouraging each team to organize a volunteer event that serves our community,” she told The News.
The equipment swaps and sales, which were held on Aug. 24, 31, Sept. 1 and 14, were designed to help families outfit their children at a lower cost. A total of $2,392.35 was raised from the three earlier events, with an additional $424 raised on Sept. 14. Organizers also thanked sponsors Capacity Crane, Sports Zone and Rocket Signs for their donations.
The money was raised in the memory of Abbotsford youths Robert Nawrot and Lilah Snow. The funds will help benefit the Cyrus Centre to purchase needed items for the coming winter.
For more on the AMHA, visit abbotsfordminorhockey.ca.