The Novice AAA Petes collected 856.4 pounds of food, the most raised by any participating team. As a reward for their efforts, they attended the Petes game on January 29 against Connor McDavid and the Erie Otters. Prior to the game, the team was recognized in an on-ice presentation.
Project Shutout Hunger, which supports Coach4Food through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, is an OHL-wide initiative aimed at supporting those in need, particularly around the holiday season. “The Project Shutout Hunger initiative allows OHL players, coaches and staff to build on our great partnerships with minor hockey organizations while supporting a very important cause,” noted Matt D’Agostini, Petes Community Events Coordinator.
Kawartha Food Share General Manager Steve Sullivan added that “We’re thrilled to see the support from the Petes and local minor hockey organizations. Project Shutout Hunger helps feed more than 7,600 men, women and children in our community every month.”