The First Annual Because You Care Cup Scores for Healthcare in Cape Breton

The first annual Because You Care Cup was held September 20-21, 2014 in downtown Sydney. Charlotte Street shut down for two days to allow road hockey players from all across Cape Breton to score for the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. The inaugural event raised more than $45,000.

One hundred percent of funds raised at the tournament will fund priority equipment at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Currently there are more than $5.4 million in priority needs at the Regional Hospital and this event will help to purchase life-saving equipment for Cape Bretoners.

While supporting healthcare in Cape Breton, the Because You Care Cup also created a fun, active, community event for people of all ages. The tournament featured nearly 500 participants across all age groups; elementary to senior, women to corporate.

“An event like this brings our community together. Participants should be proud to know that 100% of the funds and pledges they raised are going to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital,” explains Danielle Johnston, Manager of Annual Giving at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. “We look forward to another successful tournament next year.”

The coveted Because You Care Cup, a replica of the Stanley Cup, was awarded to the top fundraising team of the tournament. The first annual Because You Care Cup was won by the Remax Roadsters. The team raised more than $5,600 for the Regional Hospital. Donald Sampson, team captain of the Remax Roadsters, was the top individual fundraiser of the tournament, raising $5,100. He was awarded two tickets anywhere WestJet flies for his contribution.

The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation extends thanks to volunteers, donors, participants and the Because You Care Cup committee.

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