by Brent Mutis
February 28, 2014 (ISN) – The league-wide tour is now complete and the British Columbia Hockey League is thrilled to announce the results of the inaugural BCHL – Five Hole for Food Challenge.
Donations made by fans and sponsors to each of the 16 BCHL clubs at event nights held in each rink this season add up to 33,843 pounds of food (15.35 metric tonnes).
The BCHL – FHFF Challenge started on Oct. 4 in Nanaimo and concluded Feb. 21 in Cowichan Valley. The initiative brought goods to food banks around B.C. making a difference for families in times of need.
“We are thrilled by the success of the tour in its first season,” said BCHL communications director Brent Mutis. “It was something the marketing directors from each of our teams committed to last summer and they were the ones who followed through and made this work. Hopefully, it’s just the start of bigger things to come.”
The Challenge would not have been nearly the success it was without the support and promotional capabilities of Five Hole for Food. Through their energy, their staff and volunteers ensured a positive event in each BCHL city. The goal next year is for each team to improve on its total and to shatter the league mark set this season.
When the Challenge was announced, the idea was for each BCHL city to try and top the others for donations collected. The big winners this season were the Chilliwack Chiefs who brought it a whopping 10,100 pounds for their local food bank on December 29.