Brockville Jr Braves Do Good Deeds For Cup
The Brockville Junior Braves are hoping to win a cup, this time off the ice.
The Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup is open to teams across the country that show what good they've done within their community. It aims to inspire kids to do charity work and give back, and the winning team gets $100,000 towards the charity of their choice.
Gill says the kids have been very hands on throughout deciding what they should volunteer for.
"We decided as a team that we would submit a video, and really about getting together and thinking about what we'd like to do for Brockville and the community," he says. "We sat down and had a couple of meetings and really talked about it."
The boys did a number of initiatives, from working with seniors, to volunteering to serve meals at Loaves and Fishes, and ringing the bells with the the Salvation Army Kettle campaign.
Coach Jeff Gill says the kids also wanted to focus a lot of their work with the food bank. The boys challenged the Brockville Angels to a contest to see who could raise the most for the Brockville and Area Food Bank. Collectively, the teams raised over 3000 items and over $1000.
"Some of our kids, when we asked them about poverty, they really didn't understand that word," he explains. "So by giving back, doing lots of different things, they understand that there's lots of ways to give back to Brockville, there's lots of organizations doing great things."
He says people who want to help can watch their video "Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup 2019 - Brockville Braves Pee Wee B Rep", and share it.
Gill says Chevrolet will announce the top 10 teams across Canada on January 26.
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