Ton of Pennies wrap up

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Next Events:

Marathon Quest: Book launch

  • Saturday, Sept. 29th 2012. 1pm to 4pm.

  • Location: Bentley's Books, Cochrane, Alberta

TriOil-Soccer Quest 42 (Quest #5)

  • Friday Oct. 5th 6.00pm to Sunday Oct. 7th noon 2012

  • Location: Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, Cochrane, Alberta

Today was the accumulation of a huge effort by many people in Cochrane and area. The "Ton of Pennies" initiative had been the brain child of Dan Kroffat, Alex Baum and Jack Tennant. It kicked off in early May and the object was to raise one ton (2,000lbs) of pennies as a fund raiser for TriOil-Soccer Quest 42 and Right To Play. Many people stepped up to the plate, including Carol Scarrett and her gang from Redwood Meadows. In one event they collected almost 500lbs of coins.

The wrap up was held at ATB in Cochrane and the pennies were delivered to the bank in a chuck wagon with an RCMP and horsebacked cowboys guard of honour. The final weigh in was over 2,900lbs at a value of over $5,000. Ginelle Polini read a letter of appreciation from Johann Olav Koss, President and CEO of Right To Play and here it is:

On behalf of Right To Play I would like to thank the Town of Cochrane for their phenomenal support and belief in the power of sport and play to transform lives.

It's an honour to be a part of the success of the 'Ton of Pennies' campaign.  Congratulations to all Conchranites for collecting over 2,900 lbs valuing $5,000.  With the funds raised Right To Play will be able to reach 100 children through weekly sport and play activities for an entire year! This campaign would not have been possible without the vision of Dan Krofatt, Jack Tennant and Alex Baum - thank you for your leadership and dedication to this effort.

The Town of Cochrane has been a tremendous advocate for Right To Play and Martin Parnell's fundraising initiatives.  We are grateful to Martin and Cochrane for continuing to set their goals high and inspire individuals and communities across Canada to support our work around the world.

The "Quests for Kids" initiative, specifically TriOil - Soccer Quest 42, will support Right To Play programming in Benin helping to build essential life skills and better futures for children in one of the most disadvantaged areas of the world.

Thank you for all of your generosity!


All I can add is: Job Well Done.

Quote of the Day

"Experience tells you what to do - confidence allows you to do it"

Stan Smith

Ginelle Polini, Right To Play rep, reading out a letter of congratulations from Johann Koss, head of RTP, to the Town of Cochrane

Ton of Pennies wrap up

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