DAILY NEWS May 27, 2014 7:36 AM - 0 comments

Wolseley Canada hockey tournament raises money for Special Olympics

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Burlington, ON – Wolseley Canada employees laced up their skates in May and hit the ice for the 7th Annual Wolseley Hockey Tournament in Etobicoke, ON, with all event proceeds going to Special Olympics (SO).

Through the hard work and participation of all those who attended the fun-filled event, over $4,500 was raised for SO Ontario. A big thank you goes to Wolseley’s Plumbing branch in Kitchener, ON, for raising $500, the largest amount by a single branch.

With four teams participating in the tournament, the final game for the coveted Wolseley Cup came down to a battle between Team Stelpro and Team A.M.T.S. In an exciting matchup that resulted in a 3-3 tie game after regulation play, Team Stelpro emerged the victor, scoring the winning goal in a shootout.

Wolseley Canada would like to thank its honourary SO athlete, Alex, who dropped the ceremonial puck before the final game and handed out trophies to the winning team.

Everyone who participates in events like the Wolseley Hockey Tournament helps contribute to the success of Special Olympics. The company thanked all those involved, including Special Olympian Alex, the sponsors, players, volunteers and Wolseley Canada employees. The event would not have been possible without the generous contributions from Wolseley vendors Stelpro, Electro Air, AMTS Limited, Goodman and APPS Transport, who sponsored the hockey teams.

Special Olympics is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability through sport. Wolseley Canada is a national sponsor and an active member in supporting Special Olympics chapters across the country. For more information on Special Olympics Canada, visit www.specialolympics.ca.


Participating in the ceremonial puck drop before the final game is Wolseley employees along with Special Olympian Alex and his mother. Photo courtesy Wolseley Canada.
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