Colts Give Back to the Community
On Tuesday September 22nd, the Barrie Colts held their 10th annual golf tournament sponsored by Scotiabank. The annual golf tournament has raised over $350,000 for local charities and the Barrie Colts community fund.
Two recipients from this year’s tournament joined the Colts on Saturday, October 3rd at their game versus the Kingston Frontenacs.
First, Candlelighters of Simcoe County and the Volpentesta family. Candlelighters of Simcoe County is an organization dedicated to helping families like the Volpentesta family as they empower families on their childhood cancer journey, lighting the way by providing hope, support, and education.
The Anderson family also joined the Colts Saturday night. Mason Anderson is only 4 years old and has had two brain surgeries before he was even a week old. The family learned that Mason has cerebral palsy, and they have been raising money to pay for a special surgical procedure in St. Louis, that would allow Mason to walk on his own.
The Volpentesta family, Candlelighters of Simcoe County representative, Cheryl Gotthelf, along with Mason Anderson and his mom and dad, Carlene and Kevin, were joined on ice by Community Manager of Scotiabank Barrie, Tom Robinson, Barrie Colts president and team owner, Howie Campbell, and Colts captains, Michael Webster, Justin Scott and Andrew Mangiapane.
The Barrie Colts and Scotiabank were pleased to announce that Candlelighters of Simcoe County and Mason Anderson each received a cheque for $30,000.