January 29, 2013, Courtenay, BC (ISN) – The Glacier Kings are partnering up with the Comox Valley’s Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society and 98.9 Jet FM in support of the ‘Raise the Roof’ initiative.
Dawn to Dawn is a non-profit, residential housing program that makes transitional housing possible in the Comox Valley, providing homeless individuals and families with access to housing that gets them off the streets.
Since the inception of the Residential Program in April 2009, over sixty individuals and families have been sheltered and provided with the opportunity to create stability in their lives.
Raise the Roof is a nationwide initiative that supports grass roots organizations, like Dawn to Dawn. Richard Clarke, with Dawn to Dawn, says this is a great grass roots fundraiser “any toque sold in the Comox Valley, we will get the proceeds from that, they stay right here in the Comox Valley, and we’re currently providing homes for 18 persons at the moment.”
The Comox Valley Glacier Kings are proud to join forces with Jet FM to present the ‘Dawn to Dawn Toque Toss’ on Friday February 1st when they host the Oceanside Generals.
The Glacier Kings are pleased to announce that Leslie Baird (Mayor of Cumberland), Paul Ives (Mayor of Comox), and Larry Jangula (Mayor of Courtenay) will all be in attendance and participating in a ceremonial puck drop.
Bring a toque, or purchase a toque at the game from Dawn to Dawn, and when the Glacier Kings score their first goal of the game, the toques will be tossed on t he ice. You are welcome to bring a new toque, or purchase one from the Dawn to Dawn crew who will have a table set up at the game. All funds raised, stay to help those who need it in the Comox Valley.
Jet FM morning man, Jay Hatton, is looking forward to Friday night. “it’s 100% giving back to the community. It’s as easy as buying a toque and throwing it on the ice. You get to have fun, watch some hockey at the same time you’re helping out some people that need it, it’s definitely a good thing.”
For more information visit www.dawntodawn.org