United Way Niagara getting boost from Badgers hockey

The Brock Badgers hockey teams are hitting the ice in the name of a noble cause.

The Brock women’s and men’s hockey teams are hosting a community event for United Way Niagara during their Ontario University Athletics (OUA) regular season home games at Canada Games Park on Saturday, Feb. 11.

The women’s team faces off against Toronto Metropolitan University at 2 p.m. before the men take on the University of Toronto at 7 p.m. Tickets for the games can be purchased on University Tickets.

The games will support the efforts of the Brock University United Way Committee, which set a $160,000 fundraising goal in October for the local organization.

“The Brock Badgers hockey games will be our final event this campaign year, so we’re making one last push to raise money for United Way Niagara,” said Jocelyn Titone (BBA ’07), Communications Specialist and Brock’s United Way Campaign Staff Co-Chair. “As the largest non-government supporter of social services in the region, United Way Niagara is a critical component of our community’s social fabric — working to create opportunities for everyone to live a better life.”

Volunteers will be selling 50/50 tickets at both the men’s and women’s hockey games. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10. There are 2,000 tickets, so if all are sold, the prize could be anywhere from $3,300 to $5,000.

The draw for the winning ticket will take place Monday, Feb. 13 at noon at Brock University. The winning name and ticket number will be posted to the United Way Niagara Facebook page. The winner will be personally contacted via phone and/or email.

“By funding more than 125 local programs, United Way Niagara helps tackle poverty and continues to help people meet fundamental needs, such as access to healthy and affordable food, safe and accessible housing, and stable employment,” said Brock United Way Campaign Faculty Co-Chair Colleen Whyte (BLRS ’97), who is an Associate Professor within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

Employees wishing to donate to Brock’s 2022-23 fundraising campaign can still do so on the Brock United Way Campaign SharePoint site.

To learn more about United Way Niagara or make a one-time online donation, visit unitedwayniagara.org

The Brock University Badgers women’s hockey team poses on a sheet of ice holding the United Way flag.

The Brock women’s hockey team is hosting a community event in support of United Way Niagara during their home game versus Toronto Metropolitan University on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. at Canada Games Park.

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