The "Giving Back Hope" fundraising initiative raises funds through annual events such as Faustina Day at the Marlies and the Bar Down... by the Lake ball hockey tournament. The proceeds from these events are donated to SickKids. Past year's recipients also included Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers. We also encourage teams taking part in Bar Down... by the Lake to assist with our fundraising efforts by collecting pledges.
The "Team Fundraising Incentive" allows teams to play in the tournament for FREE!
How it works. Every team that raises $1,000 or more through pledges and/or online donations will have their registration fee refunded up to a maximum of $250 (equivalent to the early bird fee). It might seem like a lot to raise, but it's easier than you think.
Example: A team has 10 players. Each players raises $100. Result 10 x $100=$1,000.
Online fundraising makes reaching the $1,000 goal easy. To have online donations count towards team totals, each team must be registered on our online fundraising site (see instructions below). The online fundraising tool will allow you to send emails to prospective donors and post to your Facebook page. No money to collect and hand in on tournament day. All donations are tracked and recorded so you and your team are credited with the funds raised. Keep an eye on how well you and your opponents are doing. Pledge forms are also available for those who would like to collect donations in person.
Not playing on a team? Register as an individual or start your own fundraising team. Your support in helping us reach our goal is greatly appreciated! All individual fundraisers will be entered into a draw to win a fantastic prize!
Registration is easy. Click the "REGISTER NOW" button. You will redirected to our custom "Giving Back Hope" online registration site provided by SickKids. This site is for fundraising registration only. If you wish to play in the tournament you must complete a registration form and waiver found on the tournament home page.
Having trouble or need assistance getting registered? Please email us.
Would you like to sponsor a team, player or make a donation? Select the "DONATE NOW" button to be redirected to the "Bar Down... by the Lake" fundraising site provided by SickKids. Here you can make a donation or search for a team or player to sponsor. Payments can be made through PayPal or by credit card. Players can also take cheque and cash donations using their pledge form.