Newbridge Academy’s Female Varsity “Do it for Daron” Campaign
Newbridge Academy’s female varsity teams reach their goal to raise awareness for the “Do it for Daron” campaign. The month of January for the U14/U16 female teams was spent organizing and creating opportunities to raise money and awareness for youth mental health.
The D.I.F.D initiative was spearheaded by Newbridge student Taylor Homer, who pitched to her coaches and teammates that this would be an ideal fundraiser for our teams to align with.
Given the fact this was Taylor’s 2nd year in a row working closely with this organization, her passion to help others by bringing youth mental health to the forefront spilled infectiously into others. Fellow teammate Paige Bodnar assisted Taylor with the early stages of planning out an incredible month focusing on raising money for this great cause.
Coaches, players, families and friends pooled their resources to create a very special event to share “Daron’s” story and also inspire conversation and change on youth mental health.
Proudly wearing PURPLE, Newbridge Academy U14/U16 players hosted 2 charity hockey games, a bake sale, 50/50 draws, and a Go Fund Me Page which provided an enormous amount of support from those who wished to help. Special donations were made from coaches, referee’s, parents and the U16 Mid Isle team who pooled their money together to present Taylor and the U16 girls with their donation.
A special thanks to Midget AAA Mid Isle team and the Bantam AA Pictou Subway Selects who graciously accepted our offers to play in these important charity games. We are extremely grateful for our hockey platform that has allowed us to share this story and continue to bring awareness to youth mental health awareness.