5th Annual Debbie Cooper Memorial Tournament

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by Tournament Committee 2014

March 4, 2014, Victoria (ISN) – The Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey Peewee/Bantam Recreation Divisions are hosting “The 5th Annual Debbie Cooper Memorial House Tournament” on March 14-16, 2014.

We have invited teams from all over Vancouver Island, the Mainland and Washington State.  Hosting this tournament will allow the memory of a wonderful volunteer and friend to be kept alive, and it provides the kids with an opportunity to play against other teams from around the province and the US. All profits from the tournament will be donated to Local Sport Assist programs in Debbie Cooper’s name.  Sport Assist, A4K & Kidsport Victoria to name previous recipients of this money $!

In order to make this tournament a success, we are asking for your support by way of a donation.  There are a number of ways individuals and organizations can get involved and support the tournament:

1)   Donation of raffle basket items for various theme baskets.

2)   Donation of silent auction items.

3)   Donation of food and drink for tournament participants after each game.  

4)   Donation of items/coupons for Tournament hockey bag provided to each participant upon arrival.

5)   Donation of $ to add to total donation being made in Debbie Cooper’s Name!

With your donation, we will ensure that your name appears on the donation appreciation list, which will be displayed for the duration of the tournament table, and also in our tournament program.

In addition, those sponsors wishing to advertise their services, a tournament program is being developed.  The following sponsorship ads are available in our program:

Business Card –        $ 45.00            ½ pg ad –         $140.00

¼ pg ad –                 $ 75.00            Full pg ad –      $220.00

Program ads can be provided to one of our volunteers or emailed directly to the Tournament Coordinators, Corrina Taylor hockeyhouse@telus.net“>hockeyhouse@telus.net 250-884-3509 or Deanna Beddington dbeddington@hotmail.com“>dbeddington@hotmail.com 250-858-2583.

If you have other ideas on how you would like to support the tournament we would be very pleased to discuss them with you.  These donations and sponsorship ads are very much appreciated by the players and parents, and we thank you in advance for your generosity.  

ABOUT DEBBIE 

Debbie Cooper

The Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey Association said goodbye to a very important part of the Association on November 11th 2009.

Debbie Rand Cooper passed away suddenly on November 4th 2009. The loss of this tireless volunteer has left many holes in both the association and the hearts of all who knew her. “The Ice Queen” or “Social Director” as she was fondly known was an intricate part of JDF.

Deb put in hundreds of hours every season with all aspects of the association. Every coach and manager had Debbie on speed dial and she answered each question with a cheerful response. It was all about the kids for Deb and she made sure that every player’s best interest was taken care of. The Peewee and Bantam House Teams would like to dedicate this Tournament to Debbie because of the impact she has had on their lives on and off the ice.

Debbie Rand Cooper Oct 6th 1963-November 4th 2009

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