End of tournament saddens volunteer
To the Editor,
I was saddened and disappointed when I received a phone call letting me know the Scotty Morrison Charity Hockey Tournament was cancelled.
I was fortunate and honoured to serve on this fundraising committee of Community Care Haliburton County (CCHC) for six years. The mandate was to raise funds to benefit people in the county needing the services provided by CCHC, i.e. Meals on Wheels, transportation for medical trips to specialists etc.
This committee met regularly under the leadership of Scotty Morrison. He rarely missed a meeting and was instrumental in obtaining not only local sponsors, but NHL speakers, referees, Hockey Hall of Fame representatives, trophies and of course, the Stanley Cup!
The community was totally supportive of this hockey fundraiser by generously donating money as well as many items for auction. Our own NHL heroes, Matt Duchene and Cody Hodgson, generously supported this tournament both financially and with autographed memorabilia. Significant money was raised for the community and the committee had fun in the process.
Many thanks to Scotty who gave his name, his energy and his generous heart into this successful tournament to help seniors in this community. Thank you, Scotty!
(Committee member 2008 - 2014)