Tri-Town Minor Hockey Bantams raise $1,100 for C-PH cancer center
The Tri-Town Minor Hockey Bantams raised $1,100 for Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s Warner Cancer Center.
Mark Goodnow, seen in the photo giving the check to C-PH’s Jackie Dow, began coaching the Tri-Town Minor Hockey Bantam team during the 2002-2003 hockey season and has since wanted to give back to a community that so generously supports many local hockey programs.November was designated as “Movember” in an effort to raise awareness of prostate and other men’s cancers. The idea was to encourage men to grow a mustache as a conversation piece, much like the pink ribbon is to breast cancer.
Coach Goodnow and the Tri-Town Bantams coordinated a fundraiser to contribute to the cause. Goodnow grew a moustache and encouraged his players to do so as well.
The team planned a score-a-thon, by obtaining sponsors and donations per total team goals scored during November. Goodnow’s wanted to teach his players the importance of giving back, as every family has faced cancer at one time.
TTMH Bantams are hopeful the donation will make it a little more comfortable for the patients and families dealing with this dreaded disease.
Tri-Town Bantam team members include Lukas Arquiett (1st Place Fundraiser), Nate Stickney (2nd Place), Matt Frary (3rd Place), Jake Sutton, Luke Peets, Michael Perrier, Devin Deslile, Cornelius Guerard, Nick Kowalchuck, Kody Kocsis, Bailey Hewlett, Nathan Burnett, Owen Houle and Anthony Pullano. Joe Dimatteo and Zach McDonald are other team members not in the photo.