Boyd Autobody gives back

This weekend saw a combination of three Okanagan passions coming together for one huge day of fun – Hockey, Golf & Giving Back.

The 1st annual “Average Players Who Give a Puck” charity hockey tournament involved a draft night & auction,  an early morning round of golf,  and then an intense afternoon of 3 on 3 hockey games, all presented by Boyd Autobody & Glass.

Previously known as The Professionals tournament, this year the event was re-established by Rick Maddison of Tempest Media and a small committee of fellow hockey & golf lovers, wanting to create a professionals networking opportunity, a taster of the golf season and a last chance for a day on the ice. All parts of the event were firmly focussed on fun and philanthropy.

Boyd Autobody & Glass, long time supporters of many community initiatives, stepped up to sponsor the unique event and run a coinciding marketing campaign linking windshield replacements & chip repairs with donations going to the local United Way.

The campaign and the event has been a win-win,” says Methal Abougoush, Regional GM of the 4 local Boyd Autobody & Glass shops. “We are committed to sharing our good fortune with those vulnerable members of our community who need it most. United Way invests in programs that touch the lives of over 85,000 at-risk people in the valley where our customers and staff live & work, and we are very happy to support that. When our hockey playing staff can then get involved in fun events like the “Average Players” hockey tournament as well, they get to have a ton of fun while giving back too.”

Teams were blessed with great spring weather to kick off the morning of golf at Shannon Lake Golf Club, followed by players battling it out on the Ultimate Hockey Centre ice, to take home the coveted trophy and well deserved bragging rights.