OPP-Norwell game raises $1,200 for MADD

Members of the Wellington County OPP participated in the first annual Kate McNally Memorial MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) hockey game on Jan. 25.

The event took place at the Palmerston and District Community Centre, with the evening kicking off with a free skate from 5:30 to 6:30pm, followed by the hockey game.

The OPP team, consisting of members from the four detachments in the county as well as surrounding detachments, took on the much younger Norwell District Secondary School hockey team.

“Both teams played extremely well and were cheered on by fellow students and officers, parents and local residents,” said OPP officials.

The event raised over $1,200, which is the most ever raised for any MADD fundraiser in Wellington County, says Marco Kennema, president of MADD Wellington County.

The event was held in memory of Kate McNally, a former Norwell student, who was killed three years ago by a drunk driver.

“The Wellington County OPP, along with MADD Wellington, Kate’s family and friends and students from the Norwell, would like to thank everyone that contributed to making the event a huge success,” states an OPP press release.