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New West minor hockey team scores big in its support of sick children

BC Children’s Hospital gets generous donation from New Westminster Minor Hockey team
The New Westminster U15A1 Royals hockey team raised $5,000 for BC Children's Hospital.

A local minor hockey team scored big with their holiday fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital.

Members of the New Westminster U15A1 Royals hockey team decided they wanted to give back to a community program and they chose to help BC Children’s Hospital. Their goal was to make a difference in the lives of sick children.

Through a link set up with BC Children’s Hospital, the team collected more than $2,500.

“We made it easy for people to donate by creating the link with the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. We passed the link around to our hockey association, family and friends,” said team manager Marilyn Araujo. “Our players donated their own moneys to support kids who are currently sick and in hospital and helped spread (information) word of mouth through their own friends at school.”

The total raised by the team reached an impressive $5,000 – beating its $3,000 goal. A representative from BCCH attended one of the team’s recent practices.

“We are proud that our players came together,” Araujo said, “and are very appreciative of the anonymous donor who agreed to match our donations up to $2,000 (a local New Westminster resident).”