Markham, Ontario – The Hyundai Hockey Nation national tour has wrapped up with the delivery of seven vehicles, donated as prizes by Hyundai Auto Canada to local minor hockey associations, which raised a total of $130,000 through raffle ticket sales.
The seven-city national tour celebrated and supported minor hockey, including coaching and player clinics that focused on helping children develop better skills to play smarter and safer hockey. A total of 2,918 children took part in the clinics led by high-profile professionals such as Ken Hitchcock, Ron Davidson and PJ Stock.
“Our goal for the Hyundai Hockey Nation program was twofold,” said John Vernile, vice-president of marketing at Hyundai Canada. “We wanted kids across the country to have the unique opportunity to learn from experienced professionals on how to elevate their game. We also wanted to help alleviate some of the burden minor hockey associations experience in trying to conduct fundraising programs. By hosting nearly 3,000 kids at the clinics and raising more than $130,000 through the raffles, Hyundai is very pleased with the positive impact we’ve had in supporting minor hockey.”
The tour visited Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Halifax. A Hyundai vehicle was donated in each city, with all funds raised by the community in the raffle kept locally to support minor hockey and local hockey programs.