Peewee hockey team takes home $100,000 grand prize for the charity of their choice
OSHAWA, ON, March 1, 2020 /CNW/ - On Saturday night, the Northeast Eagles Peewee hockey team from Torbay, Newfoundland was announced as the champion team of the 2019/20 Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup season in a surprise celebration at the Rainbow Riders Therapeutic Centre. Now in its fourth year, the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup is a program that empowers Canadian Peewee hockey teams to conduct good deeds in their community.
"The Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup has become more than a program or promotion, it's become a movement," says Laura Pacey, Brand Director for Chevrolet Canada. "It is about creating a rallying cry to inspire good deeds and the Northeast Eagles exemplified that in every sense of the word. What they accomplished for their community, with their community, is truly remarkable."
The Northeast Eagles were one of hundreds of teams from across Canada who entered the competition by submitting a video of their good deed and the work this team accomplished was significant. Together, they raised $21,500 for The Rainbow Riders Therapeutic Riding Centre, which helps children in Newfoundland and Labrador with physical, cognitive or emotional disabilities. With the money raised by the team and their community, the centre was able to offer a free week of horseback riding to all participants and purchase a much-needed utility vehicle.
Yesterday, the team was surprised while visiting the Rainbow Riders Barn, where they were greeted by the program's hockey ambassadors, national broadcaster Harnarayan Singh and four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Caroline Ouellette. Mr. Singh presented the team with The Good Deeds Cup, as large as the Stanley Cup, before Danielle Ellis of Chevrolet Canada presented the team with the grand prize cheque on behalf of Chevrolet Canada. Also in attendance were Kevin Peters of local dealership Hickman Chevrolet, Ed O'Brien of Hockey NL and Saint John's Newfoundland Mayor Danny Breen.
"Congratulations to all the young athletes, officials and parents of the Northeast Eagles Peewee C All-Stars team on winning the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup in support of Rainbow Riders Therapeutic Riding Centre," said Mayor Breen, "Your extraordinary accomplishment in winning $100,000 for your community will have a positive impact on the lives of children and families for many years to come. Your good deed will reach residents throughout the region and improve the ability of the Rainbow Riders to continue the good work that they do every day."
The Northeast Eagles Assistant Coach, David Steele adds, "Taking part in this program and seeing firsthand what these kids accomplished has been the most rewarding experience. So proud of this amazing group of young players and thankful for all of the support people provided to get us to today!"
As winners of this year's Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup, the team received a grand prize of $100,000 that will be donated to The Rainbow Riders Therapeutic Riding Centre. Each player's name is engraved on the cup to commemorate their efforts. The team has also received national recognition during last night's broadcast of Hockey Night in Canada to celebrate their remarkable achievements.
For more information on The Good Deeds Cup visit: ChevroletGoodDeedsCup.ca
To see The Northeast Eagles video submission, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJi9rL-g8KA
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