Between the Pipes – a sponge hockey tournament and social fundraiser – was held for the very first time on February 8, 2014 at the Norwood Community Centre in Winnipeg. The event was held in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and with the support of 11 major sponsors, over 70 participants, over 20 volunteers, and a number of generous supporters, Between the Pipes donated over $9,000 to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
I chose to coordinate a sponge hockey tournament and social fundraiser because I wanted to host a fun, outdoor activity that a large number of people could participate in. I have a personal connection to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and I’ve hosted other fundraising events in support of the Foundation in the past. This was a fantastic opportunity to raise money and awareness for an organization that contributes so much to my community.
Between the Pipes has become an annual event and has raised over $23,000 for the Foundation. Find out more by visiting the official website.
Between the Pipes Fact Sheet
I created this fact sheet to inform my audiences from outside Manitoba about socials and sponge hockey.
Between the Pipes Poster
Posters were displayed in local community centres, post-secondary institutions, community boards, and event listing boards to promote team registration and donations.