As many of our Fort McMurray families prepare to return to their community, we wanted to provide an update on the Rally ‘Round the Rink Campaign:
Both the Ringette Alberta and Ringette Calgary office have been taking in equipment donations. Thus far, we have had an extremely positive response in both offices.
The Ringette community has reached out from across the country and world to help and we incredibly grateful for this.
All available equipment is being listed on our website for easy communication. If you are a Fort McMurray family and looking for any equipment listed on the website, please contact us directly to schedule a pick up time.
Any equipment not used by Fort McMurray Ringette Association families will be donated to the Sport for the North Equipment Drive run by SportCentral and United Cycle. This way, the equipment will directly and indirectly benefit Ringette families in the Fort McMurray community. More information on this initiative is available here: http://www.unitedcycle.com/about/fort-mac-banners-pg1597.htm
Ringette Alberta has had a donation link up on our website since shortly after the Fort McMurray evacuation. Funds raised will be given directly to the Fort McMurray Ringette Association to help get itself and its members back into the rink.
Thus far, we have raised just over $4,100!
4 Ringette Associations (Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Central AB AA & CORA) & 6 families have contributed towards this fund and we are so grateful for their gifts. Ringette Alberta is also donating proceeds from our online store to the fund.
Funds will be delivered to Fort McMurray Ringette Association closer to the start of the 2016-17 season.
If you would like to donate, please visit our website and click the link on the right hand side: http://www.ringettealberta.com/
Overall, a big thank you to all of our Ringette community for helping to support these families in their time of need. We have had multiple offers of accommodations in addition to the equipment and money donated. Fort McMurray Ringette Association and all of their families are so thankful for the love and support offered to them during this difficult time.
We wish all families the best of luck as they prepare to begin their journey’s home.