Photo: Five Hole for Food event at Yonge / Dundas Square.
What does 100 participants, two rinks and awesome attitudes equal? Well, how about 6,000 pounds of food for the Daily Bread Food Bank sound!
On Thursday, July 12th 2012, in the heart of the city - Young – Dundas Square, Five Hole for Food invited hockey players and volunteers to play hockey in exchange for a donation of a canned food item, which went to the Daily Bread Food Bank. People gathered to play, watch and donate food for the cause; despite the hot weather!
This is the 3rd year for the Toronto Five Hole for Food event and the biggest one yet; with Molson Canadian as a sponsor, how can you go wrong!! Five Hole for Food has brought people together in the community for a good cause. And let’s face it… sports; hot sunny day; supporting a great cause and a great Canadian cold beer on a patio! It does not get better than that!
Five Hole for Food’s 2012 Tour across Canada is wrapping up. Still a chance to participate if you’re in Vancouver! Sign up here : FiveHoleForFood
As a newbie to Molson (Summer Intern), this was my first glimpse of what it is like to be part of an event; I was very surprised at how many people attended and participated, especially with an extreme heat alert! Did that stop anyone? NO - There were lots of people who donated and tons of people lining up to play hockey! The crowd was enthusiastic and there were lots encouraging others on! For an extremely hot day, everyone had smiles on their faces and gave it their all – to a great cause and to playing a great sport!
For more information you can go to the Five Hole for Food Facebook page here and Twitter page here.
Richard Loat, Founder of Five Hole for Food (L), with John Buckley (C), Brewery Manager, Molson Coors Canada and Victor Lo, Five Hole for Food (R) at the Molson Coors Canada Brewery in St. John’s Newfoundland.
The Five Hole for Food crew have hit the road again for their second annual coast to coast tour playing hockey to support local food banks across Canada.
This hockey loving team found a way to combine their passion for the game with ‘doing good’ by setting up rinks in the heart of 13 cities across Canada and inviting anyone and everyone to come out to play road hockey to fight hunger. All you have to do is bring your stick, a can of food (or monetary donations), and have fun. 100% of the proceeds go to a local food bank in each city.
Withrow Park, Toronto – beautiful NHL-sized rink for the game
The cross-Canada road hockey tour that raises funds for local community food banks made its stop in Toronto yesterday! What a great way to spend a beautiful Canada Day afternoon. Sunshine, road hockey and over 270 lbs of food collected for Second Harvest Food Bank! Read the full re-cap of the game.
We’re thrilled to be a sponsor of Five Hole for Food – These guys are literally driving across Canada in two weeks, organizing 9 road hockey events, collecting a whole lotta food, and having a couple pints along the way Cheers to Richard and Vic!