The Dryden Minor Hockey Association and its community partner, the Breakfast Club, are the grand prize winners of the TIMBER MART SharpShooter contest.
As the grand prize winners, the Dryden Minor Hockey Association will receive $10,000, with $50,000 going to the Breakfast Club, a volunteer program that teaches youth foundational hockey skills and provides a balanced breakfast two mornings a week.
In addition to the $60,000 grand prize, four secondary prizes valued at $10,000 were also awarded, making for a total of $100,000 available to be won.
The TIMBER MART SharpShooter contest featured a Facebook game and a mobile phone app that required participants to play a challenging skills-based hockey game and contribute their points to their local minor hockey association. At the end of the contest period, those points were turned into ballots and 10 finalist teams were randomly selected. Associations were then asked to submit a proposal outlining how the prize money would help both the association and its youth-focused community organization of choice. A panel of judges from the Timbrkids Foundation Board deliberated over the proposals and ultimately awarded prizes to five teams.
“We received some great proposals from across Canada, but Dryden really stood out as the clear winner,” says Jon Irwin, vice-president of Retail Services for TIM-BR MART Group. “Our judges didn’t have an easy decision to make but they felt that the Breakfast Club was an excellent program that aligns with the mandate of the Timbrkids Foundation, which is to support the health and wellbeing of Canadian youth.”