Bruce Power Challenge Cup a FUNdraiser for United Way

Bruce Power employees, supplier partners and community members took to the soccer pitch on the weekend (June 16 & 17) in Kincardine to compete for the second annual Challenger’s Cup.

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Bruce Power President & CEO, Mike Rencheck, (R) demonstrates his defence prowess on the pitch

Team ‘Croatia’ … better known as ATS Technologies

The Charity Soccer Tournament is a FUNdraiser for the United Way of Bruce Grey and, this year, the event raised over $64,000, more than double the inaugural tournament held last year.

Francesca Dobbyn, Executive Director of the United Way of Bruce Grey, said she was amazed at the amount raised.

This is wonderful,” she said, “that Bruce Power and all the supplier companies come out and show such support for those in need and, all the while, having fun doing it.” 

Despite more than 200 players on the fields, the Challenger’s Cup was again won by the defending champions from RCM Technologies.

“The Challenger’s Cup was another rousing success,” said Richard Horrobin, Bruce Power’s Vice President and Managing Director, Supply Chain. “Our employees and supplier partners once again stepped up in a big way to raise nearly $65,000 for the United Way of Bruce Grey, while enjoying the camaraderie that comes with a spirited football tournament. We thank all our employees, community members and supplier partners who took part in the tournament, which supports an organization that helps so many people in our region.”

The Challenger’s Cup fundraiser is part of Bruce Power’s three-year, $1.6 million fundraising commitment to the United Way of Bruce Grey, which began in 2017.

Also this year, there was entertainment for the very young with a play area that included a blow-up ‘funland’, face-painting, the ‘Balloon’ man and the FAN Club puppets.

Face painting is always a hit

 

 FAN (Friends & Neighbours)     Club puppets from the   Canadian Mental Health   Association – Grey Bruce   branch, were there

The Challenger’s Cup fundraiser is part of Bruce Power’s three-year, $1.6 million fundraising commitment to the United Way of Bruce Grey, which began in 2017.

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