The Fort McMurray Bumper to Bumper locations along with Uni-Select are donating over $30,000 toward the Justin Slade Youth Foundation.
Due to the wildfire and evacuation, the foundation missed out on much needed revenue from their annual golf tournament, silent auction as well as 25 per cent of the bingo funds coming from Waterways for the month of June.
“I pretty much wanted to have a meltdown, it’s going to help us with the fact we didn’t bring in as much revenue compared to the other years,” said Mandy MacDonald, Executive Director of the Justin Slade Youth Foundation.
The foundation will use the money to pursue for programs and activities for youth with a big chunk of the money going towards the no limits youth empowerment day. This is a grade 8 conference where students from the catholic and public school boards will take part in a daylong event with keynote speakers, workshops, games and activities.
The money is coming from Bumpers to Bumpers they are donating the money to help the foundation get the revenue they missed out on as well as to make sure support is there for the youth.
“Fundraising for organized sports teams and galas is an easy accomplishment here and to raise money for a foundation of a youth who left us too early in life, I know it will go to a lot children that will benefit,” said Keith Singer, Manager of the Fort McMurray Bumper to Bumper locations. “It’s more than putting a hockey jersey on a kid.”