On Saturday, October 24th the Rotary Club of Huntsville hosted a fundraiser featuring Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni players taking to the ice in Huntsville at the Canada Summit Centre. The Alumni team faced off against a group of Huntsville Men’s League players as well as members of the Huntsville Sting. During the intermission, fans were treated to a mini game featuring players from the Huntsville Minor Hockey Timbits/Initiation Program and a Chuck a Puck event hosted by the Huntsville Jr C Otters.
The fundraiser was the brainchild of the late Ross Kirwin, who sadly passed away earlier this year. His fellow Rotarians picked up with his vision and made the event a reality. The funds raised from the Alumni Game are going to support the construction of a year round Sports Pad at the Lion’s Lookout Field that may support such activities as ice hockey, skating, basketball and ball hockey for our community members.
Several Huntsville Jr C Otters Players, Bench Staff, Volunteers and Executive members volunteered in support of the Rotary fundraiser in various capacities, including Security, Ushering, Ticket taking, Time Clock, Trainer Support and Chuck a Puck. The evening was a great success thanks to all the community support with a sell out crowd of over 1400 people and the tireless efforts of the Rotary Club.
It was great to see so many members of our community enthusiastically support this fundraiser while enjoying a fun evening at the rink. We truly live in a great community and our Junior C Otters are happy to give back to this community who is also very supportive of our team.