From left: Sonya Holley (City of Penticton), Kevan Scott (Marketing Manager at the South Okanagan Events Centre), Kara Ouellette (President of the Penticton Minor Hockey Association) and Colin Powell (Owner and General Manager of IGA Penticton, OK Falls and Summerland). Photo submitted

Penticton’s 2018 Family Day events raise over $2,100 for PMHA

The money will help young players’ families afford the extra expense of playing hockey

The City of Penticton, its event partner Spectra and residents raised over $2,100 for the Penticton Minor Hockey Association (PMHA) on Family Day.

The community was out in full force on Feb. 18 to celebrate the national holiday, with sponsored family-friendly activities taking place at the Penticton Community Centre, the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) and other locations around Penticton. According to a release from Spectra and the SOEC, approximately 1,500 people took in the activities at the complex.

Related: Penticton prepares for fun-filled Family Day

All donations raised through the IGA Penticton barbecue, Okangan Photostar photo booth and SOEC/Memorial Arena skate rentals that day were directed to PMHA to help young players get the most out of their hockey careers.

“(The donations are) earmarked to help hockey players be able to afford the extra expense of playing hockey for things such as tournament fees, team apparel and travel. Players will be able to apply to PMHA to request funds to help towards these expenses,” said Kara Ouellette, president of the PMHA. “Application for these monies can be made through the player, parent, team manager or coach to any executive member of PMHA and will be confidential.”

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