It was a chilly day in Richmond Hill on September 22, 2013 but Team Elle participated in the 9th Annual Run4Rett in support of the Ontario Rett Syndrome Association.
2013-14 Ref4Rett Season
As the end of summer quickly approaches, Elle has just finished her first day of school and hockey season has started. Elle is back in Mrs. D’s class for another year of Kindergarten, which she is really excited about. We want to thank the Youth Ambassador’s at Scared Heart for their frozen smoothee fundraiser in June. The proceeds of their fundraiser were donated to the Ontario Rett Syndrome Association (O.R.S.A.) in honour of Elle.
As I start to gear up for another officiating season, we are planning on continuing Ref4Rett for the 2013-2014 season. We had such a successful 2012/13 fundraising season, and fundraising for Rett Syndrome research continues to remain a cause that is so dear to Lory and I. This means that I will be donating $20 from every game that I officiate this season in the O.HA. to O.R.S.A.. We are also planning on having the 2nd Annual Ref4Rett Fundraising Event with the Paris Mounties at their last regular season home game on February 1st, 2014 against the Burford Bulldogs. We are hoping that a combination of donations, sponsorships and items sold at our Silent Auction to exceed the $48,166 that we raised for research last season.
Lory and I are just in the process of preparing our application to O.R.S.A. and I am officiating some exhibition games this week. So the fundraising season begins!!
Keep up-to-date on what is happening with Ref4Rett by following our blog or on Twitter or liking us on Facebook. Thank you for all the support that everyone has shown us as we continue our efforts to raise awareness and hope to one day find a cure for Rett Syndrome.
Ref4Rett @ WGSHT
For the fourth consecutive season, a group of friends, fellow referees and I have entered a team into the Walter Gretzky Street Hockey Tournament (#WGSHT).
This year, in an effort to continue to raise awareness for Rett Syndrome, we have changed our team name to REF4RETT and have created a custom jersey for the tournament. This year, we have some new faces in the line up and are expecting a stronger team and a better finish than our best finish of 16th last year.
Our games are at Lion’s Park in Brantford and we play the following games on Saturday June 1:
11:00 am- Rink 5 (Parking Lot) vs. Zidilicky My Balls
2:00 pm- Rink 6 (Parking Lot) vs. Premature Shooters
5:00 pm- rink 15 (Anges HodgeSchool) vs. Sober Bullets.
We are also hoping for some playoff action on Sunday June 2 as well.
Please feel free to come down and cheer us on (we need the support), follow the score on this website, http://bhitourney.goalline.ca/schedule.php?league_id=8287&lang=1 or watch for our twitter updates.