The Yarmouth County Minor Hockey Association and its community partner, KidSport, are the secondary prize winners of the TIMBER MART SharpShooter contest.
There are four secondary prizes being handed out, each valued at $10,000, which consists of a $5,000 charitable donation and a $5,000 donation to a hockey association.
The TIMBER MART SharpShooter contest featured a Facebook game and a mobile phone app that required participants to play a challenging skills-based hockey game and contribute their points to their local minor hockey association.
At the end of the contest period, those points were turned into ballots and 10 finalist teams were randomly selected.
Associations were then asked to submit a proposal outlining how the prize money would help both the association and its youth-focused community organization of choice.
A panel of judges from the Timbrkids Foundation Board deliberated over the proposals and ultimately awarded prizes to five teams.
“Of the many great proposals we received from across Canada, the submission from the Yarmouth Minor Hockey Association really caught the eye of our judges,” says Jon Irwin, Vice President of Retail Services for TIM-BR MART Group. “Our judges felt that KidSport was an excellent program that aligns with the mandate of the Timbrkids Foundation, which is to support the health and wellbeing of Canadian youth.”
The Abbotsford Minor Hockey Association was the grand prize winner, receiving $10,000, with an additional $50,000 going to Matthew’s House, a respite care home for children living with complex healthcare needs.
In operation since 1967, TIM-BR MART Group is the largest buying group for Independents in Canada. It is a member-owned organization serving building material and hardware retailers, commercial dealers and manufacturers. TIM-BR MART Group exists to help Canadian entrepreneurs involved in the sale of building materials and hardware be more profitable.