The Central York Girls Hockey Association (CYGHA) kicks off their second annual "She Shoots She Saves" Campaign to raise funds for the installation of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) throughout York Region. Last year, the CYGHA Panthers' inaugural fundraising efforts resulted in the installation of outdoor AEDs at three York Region community parks. Over 200 CYGHA Panther participants supported their 2021 efforts.
The CYGHA She Shoots She Saves Campaign was created to bring awareness to cardiac arrest and the importance of access to AEDs for community safety. It was also inspired by a young Panther player's real experience in saving the life of another using CPR and a readily available AED.
"Together we have the power to save a life!"
For 2022, CYGHA has kicked things up a notch and this year's fundraising efforts will include team challenges, coach challenges and video messages from special guests. To officially kick 2022 Campaign off, the Association will host a morning outdoor skate and hockey shot practice for their Panther community on Sunday February 20th from 10am to 11:30am at the Town of Newmarket's Lions Community Outdoor Rink.
Newmarket's mayor John Taylor and Town of Aurora's mayor Tom Mrakas will be on hand to take the first shots. Free hot chocolate, coffee and treats will be provided by Tim Horton's. Campaign kickoff participants will also have a limited opportunity to purchase special CYGHA sweatshirts with ten dollars from each sale to be donated to the She Shoots She Saves campaign.
For this year's campaign, each Panther player will set an individual goal of how many hockey shots she can take and track between February 19th and March 5th. Players will have the opportunity to gather financial pledges from family and friends as part of the Association's fundraising efforts. If you are interested in learning more details about this year's CYGHA She Shoots She Saves Campaign, contact the Association directly.
To make a donation to the 2022 CYGHA She Shoots She Saves Campaign, please access the Association's crowdfunding page.
Head to the CYGHA Instagram page to get up to date details on their She Shoots She Saves AED fundraising campaign.
(Source: Central York Girls Hockey Association)
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