Guelph Storm Coach and General Manager Jason Brooks promises to give up shaving for one month beginning February 6th. Brooks is making this sacrifice in support of The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington’s Live Free Campaign. The Live Free Campaign is challenging Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin County residents to give up something that they take for granted in support of the Food and Friends Program.
Coach Jason Brooks is challenging all Guelph Storm fans to help students in our community go to school well nourished and ready to learn. Fans can do this by visiting www.livefreecampaign.ca to make a donation on Brooks’ online profile in support of his effort to Live Free. The owners of The Guelph Storm have pledged to support their fans by matching all donations made through Brooks’ donation page.
Jason Brooks is not the only Sports figure to take the Live Free challenge – University of Guelph Men’s Basketball Coach Chris O’Rourke has promised to give up sugar and Women’s Hockey Coach Rachel Flanagan has promised to give up her skates on March 6th.
"Being on the ice everyday is like a dream job. By giving up my skates for the day I will be forced to run practice from the bench, reminding both myself and my team how lucky we are to be able to participate in the sport we love everyday."
– Rachel Flanagan, University of Guelph Women’s Hockey Coach
Along with the participating Live Free @ Life individuals, over 15,000 students in Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin will be participating in the campaign. The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington is also challenging businesses to Live Free on March 6. For more information on Live Free, including a list of participants, and to register your business visit www.livefreecampaign.ca or contact The Children’s Foundation at 519-826-9551.
About The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington
The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington and Food and Friends support 58 student nutrition program sites within Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin Counties. These include breakfast, snack and lunch programs. Each program reflects the needs and resources of the local community. Administrative support is provided to Food and Friends by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.