In an extreme turn of events from last year's intensely frigid temperatures, Ponder This! Hockey 2017 saw a bright, sunny, unseasonably warm day on Sunday, February 19th. Despite the unpredictable conditions, an expanded 16-team field turned up early in the morning, ready to have an awesome day in support of Cam's Kids.
While the ice didn't hold up under the heat of the sun, spirits were high and only climbed higher as the games continued in good, old-fashioned 'boot hockey' action. Local establishments The Second Wedge Brewing Company and Clem's Custom Wing Shop kept the participants and volunteers hydrated, fed, and very happy.
The games progressed quickly towards a Championship Game showdown between the Brookfield GIS squad, led by Andrew and Mitch Hicks, and an Ambassador led squad known as the Swiffer Dusters. What a perfect showdown and reflection of Cam's Kids Foundation's focus on young people. The tournament organizers couldn't have scripted it any better!
The tournament ended in thrilling fashion, with Andrew and Mitchell hoisting Cam's Cup - an amazing moment.
Cam's Kids is so grateful to the event organizing team of Sorrelle, Skytop Events, Superfly Racing, and 3Rox Racing.
The Cam's Kids Foundation expresses our heartfelt thank you to the many supporters for their contribution in making the 2nd Annual Ponder This! Hockey Tournament a great success.
Even with the unseasonably warm temperatures, the day was incredible and filled with camaraderie and kindness. With many thanks in large part to the sponsors and volunteers that make everything we do possible. Many thanks go out to our local businesses and individuals who constantly show that the Uxbridge community support is outstanding. Thanks to your generous support, we are able to pursue our mission of "Supporting Youth Struggling with Anxiety".
Local Contributors: Clem's Custom Wing Shop, The Second Wedge Brewing Co., Rutledge Jewellers, Polar Rush, Talking Crow Video, 105.5 Hits FM, Peace of Mind Promotions, Scugog Equipment Rentals, OASYS Health Care, 3Rox Racing, Superfly Racing, Skytop Events, Sorrelle, A Consulting Company, Precision Auto, Boyd's Sports, Scottie's Ski and Boards, Wooden Sticks, The Beukeboom Family, Dave Heffering, Wilkins Design, RBC Uxbridge Branch, Baldwin Sales, Clinton Scott, Karin Welsh, Stacy Kearley, The Hicks Family
Event Sponsors: Flynn Roofing, BeeClean Building Maintenance, Waste Management, FirstOnSite Restoration, GDI Integrated Facility Services, Teknion, Capital Contracting Services, J + A Cleaning, Trisect Construction, Brookfield GIS, Govan Brown, DKI, Pinchin Environmental, Flat Iron Building Group, CRCS DKI, Specified Roofing, Armtec LP, U-Pak, MediaEdge, Lord Elgin Hotel, New York Rangers, The Tragically Hip, Saje Store, Superscript Design, JWK Insurance, Elevator Digital, Hot Paws, Polar Rush, Philips
Volunteers: Alex Forsyth, Andrew Cavers, Bill Roter, Bob Leonhardt, Brooke Welsh, Cecile Hammond, Corey Welsh, Chris Douglas, Chuck Nervick, Craig Tracey, Dave Whitehead, Diana Harnadek, Frank Sultana, Greg Jess, Haley Roter, Jake Viera, Jake Worsfold, Jeff Dean, Jolie Lewis, Kaitlin Young, Karin Welsh, Kyle Douglas, Laura Alcorn, Lesley Wilkins, Matt McGuckin, Maya Showan, Meghan Robidoux, Michael Wilkins, Miranda Sarosi, Nancy Collins, Nicole McFadden, Olivia Anderson, Ollie Curran, Ryan Douglas, Sagesse Dean, Sarah Paradis, Sean Ruppel, Shania Surujarain, Sheila Fennel, Spencer Crowe, Tanner Potter, Tavis Smith, Tom Hawks, Trevor Coughlan.
Thank you for you kind and generous support! ??