This year, P was able to arrange for Z to play with the Knobby's Kids group. For anyone who is not aware of what the Knobby's Kids group is, here is a link where you can read about it and the good work it does for the community.
It did my heart good, to watch my grandson Z, practicing and playing hockey with his teammates, assisted by the many volunteers who give their time and energy for all who benefit.
Something I must mention, is that there are a few supporters, who give to this cause, also. Tim Horton's coffee shops, in the Windsor area, provide hot coffee for the adults and hot chocolate for all who want some. In addition, they provide Tim Bits, those tasty little donut balls, for all the kids in attendance, after each session for the various age groups.
What a blessing this is!
Volunteers had photos of each player, ready for parents to pick up. Complimentary, of course. Another blessing, to be sure!
Today, was a special day, though.
From time to time, various sponsors are honoured at the end of the ice time. Today, was one of those days.
After Z's hockey time was completed, and before another age group began, most of the players gathered on the ice, along with some of the volunteers.
A special guest joined them, on the ice. A representative from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).
A Knobby's Kids volunteer receives a donation cheque from RBC in the amount of $5,000!
This means that next year, RBC's donation, along with donations from other sponsors, as well as fund-raising funds will enable these children who love to play hockey, to be able to participate, once again. Praise God! Thank You, Jesus!
These volunteers need to be honoured more than what people realize. When I think back, to how many young boys and young men were helped by the efforts of my dad and brother, it brings tears to my eyes.
Giving these children something to look forward to, something to work for, something to keep them off the streets, by encouraging and teaching them that they have value and are worthy, means there will be less chance of any going astray. What a blessing!
If you would like to donate to Knobby's Kids, please contact them through their website: http://knobbyskids.com/ . I'm sure they would be grateful to hear from you. May God bless you, for any prayer and support you can offer.
Until next time...
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