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Over $67,000 raised for Rotary Youth Projects

Monday, December 02, 2013   by: Good Deeds

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Pictured: Rotary Club and Bell representatives presented Royal Purple Elks with a certificate and moose stuffy and the Greyhounds did autographs and gave the kids a tour of their dressing room.

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Over $67,000.00 was raised for Rotary Youth Projects and local youth groups this year for the 2013 Bell Celebrity Skate and Swim Presented by Agero!

Young people from all over the city got together at the John Rhodes Community Centre to  skate with the Hounds and to raise funds for a variety of projects.

Top fundraisers:

Connor Zanini: $2,088 - PS4 gaming console sponsored by Agero

Macey Karhi: $1,533 - Bicycle from Canadian Tire

Joshua Ratcliff: $1,520 - Xbox360 with Kinect

Brayden Aubertin: $1,228 - Soo Greyhounds autographed jersey

Joshua Hales-Leppanen: $1,187 - Fossil Watch courtesy of Savoy’s Jewellers

The top fundraising team was Royal Purple Elks with over $8,000 raised. They will receive a pool party at the John Rhodes Community Centre.

About Rotary

The Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie has been an active part of the community since 1918.

The club’s primary charitable mandate is to offer support to children with physical disabilities.

This is done in close  partnership with Easter Seals Ontario through fundraising projects such as the ROTARYFEST Take Your  Pick Car Draw, Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids, TD Canada Trust Change for Change in the Life of an Easter Seals Child (formerly called Penny Power), the Easter Seals Telethon and Battle of the Sections.

The club also supports community building events like ROTARYFEST - The Sault’s Summer Festival!, student exchange programs, the Algoma Rotary Science Fair and the Sault Ste. Marie Sports Awards program. 

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