Mayor’s Cup raises $4,000 for KidSport

The best “cheque” in this year’s Mayor’s Cup was the one presented to KidSport Comox Valley.


The best “cheque” in this year’s Mayor’s Cup was the one presented to KidSport Comox Valley.

The third annual event saw the Monday morning hockey group split into teams representing rivals Comox and Courtenay. Team Comox was shooting for a third straight win but the Courtenay players had other plans.

Try as hard as they might, Team Comox could not find a way to handle Pete Linneger, who scored four times. The Courtenay team captained by Greg Phelps scored first and never looked back, taking a commanding lead in the game and eventually finishing with a decisive 6–3 victory.

After the game, a Comox representative was heard to comment that the loss was due to the Comox lads being unable to see Captain Greg Phelps without his bright safety vest.

The game was the culmination of the group’s recreational play for the season but more importantly it was a fundraiser for local children. Paul Helpard of Shoreline Orthodontics organizes the annual event to help ensure that “ALL kids can play.”

This year, the group was able to present KidSport with a cheque for $4,000. Comox Rotary was instrumental in increasing the amount raised this year with their generous donation of $1,000.

Thanks to the following business for their support: Budget Blinds, Dundee Wealth Management, Ives Burger Law Firm, Dr. Bruce Burgess Ltd., Robert Trainor of CIBC Wood Gundy, Torry and Sons Plumbing and Heating, Robannah Developments Ltd., Bates Beach Oceanside Resort, Vancouver Island Auction, Puma Construction, Powerhouse Recycled Auto and Truck, JRP Solutions Ltd, BMO Nesbitt Burns, Deluca Veale Investment Counsel Inc., Summit Therapeutic and Sports Massage, Investors Group and Shoreline Orthodontics.

Applications for KidSport are available online at Grants are typically $250/child with priority given to first-time applications.

— Shoreline Orthodontics

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