Press Release – Muskoka Oldtimers: Warming Up Winter for Three Decades

Press Release – Muskoka Oldtimers: Warming Up Winter for Three Decades

Picture of Fall Food Drive VolunteersFebruary 4, 2011 — BRACEBRIDGE —  We at the Manna Food Bank wish to congratulate the Muskoka Oldtimers for three decades of fun and philanthropy.

Every year the Oldtimers organize a weekend hockey tournament, with dozens of local teams getting out, staying fit and loving winter, thrilling sports fans, and raising money for great causes throughout Muskoka.

The 30th annual Muskoka Oldtimers Hockey Tournament is coming up, February 18 to 20th.

Last year they raised nearly $10,000. The money goes to groups like the Muskoka Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Muskoka Interval House and Family Youth and Child Services of Muskoka. They also send kids to hockey camps.

Is that a win-win or what?

As if that wasn’t enough, the Oldtimers don’t limit their good deeds to the “dead of winter,” nor to their hockey tourney. They have for more than a dozen years spearheaded the Manna Bank’s Fall Food Drive, which takes place in Bracebridge every October.

The Fall Food Drive has become by far Manna’s most successful food drive event of the year, last year raising 12,000 pounds of food and $4,500 in cash and cheques — with the help and support of the good people of Bracebridge, of course.

We would like to say, thank you again. And we’d like to urge everyone to get out and support the Oldtimers and their great causes next weekend. We’re rooting for you!

Carolyn Horne
Manna Food Bank