Aitken family fundraiser set for Jan. 18, 19

MOUNT FOREST – On Jan. 18 and 19, Mount Forest Minor Hockey (MFMH) will host an “Aitken Family Fundraising Weekend”.

The bottle drive at the Mount Forest arena will support the family of Scott Aitken, who suffered a massive heart attack prior to Christmas and remains in the intensive care unit at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener.   

Growing up, Aitken enjoyed playing hockey in Arthur and since that time has become a dedicated member of Mount Forest Minor Hockey as a coach and volunteer for over eight years with his daughters Alyssa and Lauren.

Aitken is a permanent fixture at the arena, event organizers say.

“Whether it’s coaching, helping out on the ice, or being a fan at a Patriots’ game, you will always see Scott at the arena … and he’s  always willing to help in any way that he can,” stated organizer Amber McRobb of MFMH.

During the off season, Aitken volunteers at the ball diamond with the Palmerston Marlins, where his daughter Alyssa has played for several years.

Organizers are encouraging Mount Forest and area residents to save empty Christmas and New Year’s bottles for next weekend’s bottle drive and monetary collection for the Aitken family.

The event takes place at the Mount Forest and District Sports Complex on Jan. 18 from 8am to 4:40pm and on Jan. 19 from noon to 6pm.

Organizers are encouraging residents to keep Scott, Krista, Alyssa and Lauren in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

For information  contact McRobb at 519-323-6155.

Community News Staff