Tim Horton’s held their annual Camp Day fundraiser on June 1, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. The event raised $12.6 million through the sale of coffee and Camp Day bracelets, along with donations. Per the THCF, all funds raised will help impact the lives of 19,000 kids from low-income families by sending them to one of seven THCF camps across North America this year, and supporting them to positively change their outlook on life.
Taking part in the efforts were National Hockey League referees and linesmen.
From the NHLOA:
On Wednesday June 1st, five NHLOA members donated their time to help send some well deserving kids to Camp. The officials volunteered at four Tim Horton stores owned by former NHL Linesman Mark Vines.
Scott Cherrey, Dave Brisebois, Shandor Alphonso, TJ Luxmore and Scott Driscoll all took turns doing various jobs at Mark’s restaurants in Southwestern Ontario including washing windshields in the drive through, taking orders, serving food and bussing tables. They interacted with the hard working staff and posed for pictures with some of the hockey crazy customers.
NHL officials have taken part in the annual fundraiser in years past, with Tom Kowal lending a hand in 2014.
The officials weren’t the only ones volunteering. Calgary’s Hunter Shinkaruk also took a turn behind a Tim Horton’s counter for Camp Day.
“We are so grateful to everyone who supported Camp Day this year and helped us create thousands of opportunities for kids to develop the tools they need to grow into thriving, contributing members of their communities,” says Dave Newnham, President and Executive Director, Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. “At our THCF camps, we have a very deliberate approach to empowering our campers. Without Camp Day, our largest annual fundraiser, these life changing experiences would not be possible.”
Thanks to everyone who participated and donated – especially those who volunteered their time to make this fundraiser a success.