Sting ‘Puck COVID’ campaign raises over $7K

Sting goaltender Ben Gaudreau shows off "Puck COVID" T-shirt - Photo courtesy of Sarnia Sting

The Sarnia Sting’s “Puck COVID” campaign raised over $7,400.

In June the OHL club teamed up with Lambton Elderly Outreach (LEO) to sell T-shirts to raise money for services for the community’s most vulnerable during the pandemic.

Sting forward Brayden Guy shows off "Puck COVID" T-shirt - Photo courtesy of Sarnia Sting

Sting forward Brayden Guy shows off “Puck COVID” T-shirt – Photo courtesy of Sarnia Sting

An online 50/50 draw raised over $6,300 for the Bluewater Health Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.

Sting President Bill Abercrombie said part of the hockey club’s mission is to use the game and its platform to unite the community and provide support when it’s needed most.

“This campaign in support of LEO, along with the online 50/50 campaign in support of Bluewater Health Foundation exemplifies that and I can’t thank everyone enough for their generosity towards initiatives like these,” said Abercrombie in a media release. “The Sarnia Sting would like to thank Lambton Elderly Outreach for their effort in this partnership in particular Director of Community Support Services, Laura Domingos for her tireless effort and enthusiasm throughout the campaign.”

Domingos said the campaign has helped bring awareness and support to the essential services that LEO has been providing to the residents of Sarnia-Lambton and Chatham-Kent for the past 50 years.