January 26, 2013

Pledge to make a difference

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Sometimes, service clubs are needed to start a movement. The Optimist Club of Collingwood, Ontario, Canada, is hoping that their pledge to raise $10,000 for the Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation will start such a movement in their community.

The movement: to bring new equipment and technology to their community in order for children and other residents to lead healthier lives.

The Optimist Club has pledged to raise this amount of money over the next four years by hosting fundraising events that will involve the community. The first event is a four-on-four hockey tournament on February 9. It's an opportunity to see good, old-fashioned Canadian hockey, claim the organizers.

"The Collingwood General and Marine Hospital's New Age of Care Campaign is bringing in equipment and technology that will impact everyone. We are so pleased that the members of the Optimist Club share our vision and have supported our cause," states Jory Pritchard-Kerr, Executive Director of the Hospital Foundation.

By starting with the amount they can handle, and promising to do more, the Optimist Club of Collingwood is making a difference and inspiring others to make a difference too. Read more about the project at Simcoe.com.
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