Next weekend a group of local ringette players will represent Ontario in the Eastern Canadian Ringette Championships – any they are looking for some local support.
The Elora-Fergus U19A Edge is a dedicated group of young women (ranging in ages from 16 to 19) who have pursued and achieved excellence in the sport of ringette.
Over the past three consecutive years, this team has won gold medals in the Ontario Provincial Championships, and their efforts were acknowledged on March 6, with the distinction of being named Team Ontario 2011.
On April 7, the championships begin in Charlottetown, PEI. http://ringettepei.ca/custpage.php?cid=6129
This group of young women, representing minor Sports both in Elora-Fergus and the province of Ontario, will be attending this four day tournament with the desire to further realize their athletic goals.
As Team Ontario, they will be playing ringette against other provincial teams from Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Quebec.
This is an opportunity of a lifetime and an honour; however the cost to take this team to Charlottetown will be extremely high.
Local businesses and community organizations are being asked for assistance with a financial donation, which will be used to directly offset the team’s travel and lodging expenses.
For more information call Tammy Wallace, Elora-Fergus Edge /Team Ontario Fundraising Chairperson at 519-787-8792.
Cheques can be written to “Elora Fergus U19A Edge” and team player Megan Carberry has said “I would be more than happy to pick up the cheque personally.
She can be reached at 519-848-3755.
Carberry explains “I play on the Elora-Fergus U19 ringette team. This past February we travelled to Waterloo for the Provincial ‘A’ Ringette Championships. We won the provincials and are now on our way to Eastern Nationals in Prince Edward Island April 7-10. This tournament will be a great expense for our team and so in hope of fundraising efforts we have been approaching local businesses.”