TRURO-A number of local non-profit groups are set to benefit from the talents of junior A Bearcat players.
The Bible Hill Kinsmen will present their 11th annual Power Play donations to at least five organizations during the Truro Bearcats’ first game at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre (RECC) on March 2.
Donations total $4,100 this year alone, and have now reached $51,300 over the lifetime of the program.
“We are proud to continue to serve our community through the Power Play program, where we can highlight the organizations in need,” said club president Glen MacKenzie, in a news release.
The donations are given based on the number of power play goals the Truro junior A Bearcats score at home games during the season.
For each power play goal about $100 is donated to a charity included on the club’s list of funding priorities up to a set annual maximum.
During the past 11 years, the Kinsmen Club has presented donations to many local organizations.
This year the recipients include Colchester Food Bank, Bible Hill/Truro Minor Baseball, Truro Boys and Girls Club, Children’s Wish Foundation, and the Kinsmen CEC Scholarship Fund.
“These organizations are important to our community,” said MacKenzie, “and we continue to support two Kin Canada initiatives for Cystic Fibrosis and Multiple Sclerosis research.”
Tradionally Kinsmen present power play donations during the last home game of the season but felt Saturday’s full-house at the new RECC would shine a light on the fundraising work they do for the community.
The Bible Hill Kinsmen club was chartered in 1975, with one goal in mind – Serving our Community’s Greatest Need. Each year the club raises funds through various fundraisers, giving back to many groups and charities. Kinsmen meetings are held the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Bible Hill Village Hall at 7:30pm.