For Sault Ste. Marie teen Riley Orris, the month of October has been an opportunity to play the sport he loves and help a good cause while he’s at it.
The 13-year-old Sault native, who is currently a goaltender in the Sault Major Hockey Association at the U15 level, is raising money this month as part of the October Saves program.
The October Saves Goalie Challenge program began in 2014 in Ashburn, VA as a way to raise money for pediatric and breast cancer research.
After four successful years in the United States, the program expanded north of the border in 2018.
As of Sunday evening, the program had raised over $17,600 across Canada and over $214,000 as a whole.
This season marks the second year Orris has been a part of the program.
After raising approximately $1,500 last season, Orris is looking to raise at least $2,000 this season.
One of 47 goaltenders in the province of Ontario participating in the program, Orris has raised over $1,100 to-date.
To make a pledge or a flat donation, click here.