The Ottawa 67’s kicked off their 50th anniversary celebrations in 2017 and, in keeping with the club’s tradition of strong community outreach, the boys have been busy on and off the ice.
In all, the 67’s spent more than 1,400 hours giving back to the community, a big chunk of the 8,200 combined community hours put in by the Barber Poles as well as Fury FC and the REDBLACKS.
“We are very dedicated to the community and take pride in our ability to help out wherever we can, from guest coaching with minor sports team to visiting the amazing kids at CHEO,” said OSEG’s Community Events Manager Mark Sluban.
The 67’s worked regular community work into a schedule already packed with training, studying, school work and the games themselves. The 67’s ‘50 for 50’ initiative, a pay-it-forward campaign to celebrate the team’s 50th anniversary saw players, coaches and staff going above and beyond to contribute to the community in a variety of ways.
This #50for50 campaign included visits to CHEO at Halloween to help out with Trick or Treating, attending school assemblies to share stories about achieving goals and dreams, reading books with elementary students and doing what they best do – playing and teaching hockey to minor league teams, visually impaired hockey players and street hockey players.
OSEG and the 67’s are honoured to have been able to contribute to the community and are looking forward to do the same and more in 2018.
To know more about the #50for50 initiative click here.