Scotiabank Morrisburg, has made a wonderful puck drop for the South Dundas Minor Hockey Association through its Scotiabank Community Hockey Sponsorship Program.
Last Tuesday, minor hockey president David Lapier dropped by the local branch where branch manager Karen Thompson was waiting to deliver 13 boxes packed with, carry bags, toques and crests, (all in Scotiabank’s familiar red colour highlighted with the bank logo) and a cash donation of $1,000.
“This is just wonderful,” said Lapier. “There is enough that every player in our program will receive a Scotiabank gift package including our Initiation players.”
The South Dundas Minor Hockey Association is offering hockey to 230 kids this year including some very strong numbers (40) in the Initiation program.
“We are known as the hockey bank,” said Thompson who was delighted to be able to secure the donation through the Scotiabank Community Hockey Sponsorship Program.
“David and Ben MacPherson [South Dundas Recreation] approached us,” said Thompson. “Through the Community Hockey Sponsorship Program we are able to sponsor a team and/or a league.”
Lapier said the $1,000 is going to be put towards the purchase of an additional set of nets at the arena. “We have split ice now, as we try to get more kids on the ice more of the time and an extra set of nets to use will be a great addition.”
“This is just wonderful,” said Lapier. “The kids love this kind of thing, especially the little kids.”
“And we do too,” said Thompson on behalf of Scotiabank.