The Lloydminster Female U13 Blazers Team 3 have won a regional prize of $2000 and they can win even more.
This as they have entered a video to win a national prize of $100,000 in the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup.
Official word of their qualification came down Saturday March 19th and their $2000 winning will benefit Inclusion Lloydminster.
With the support and votes from the community they could win the grand prize which will go to providing accessibility at their hockey rink.
Assistant coach Elyssa Dunbar explains the girls have had a lot of fun with their efforts to bring more inclusion in the community and the project has a special significance for their team.
“It was the girls’ idea to come forth with presenting their case and we have one of the girls on our team, her dad is in a wheelchair and he isn’t able to do a lot with the team because [the arena] it’s not accessible for him. This was their idea to bring this forward to our community.”
The Border City team is one of 12 regional winners being showcased at Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup from March 19th to April 2nd which is the voting period. Anyone in Canada can vote once per day for their favourite team. Also for each vote Chevrolet Canada will donate $1 to the Hockey Canada Assist Fund.
Dunbar says they are working towards their new rink and winning the prize money will foster inclusivity at the new arena.
“It’s going to be fantastic. It means that everybody in Lloydminster can be part of the hockey community. We have accessibility for everybody and it’s going to be awesome and life changing for a lot of people.”
Residents can view the Lloydminster Female U13 Blazers Team 3 video submission online and cast their votes in support of the team until April 2nd by using this link.
Several online activities are planned for March 26th which is the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup Day. Supporters will be able to cast their votes ten times on that day.