Next Plumbing and Hydronics Supply has demonstrated their commitment to helping find a cure for cancer through their participation in the annual Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer event held this past weekend. Next is proud to make such a significant impact through their involvement in this amazing event which proved to be the perfect opportunity to give back and remember those lost to cancer.
“We believe in being integral to our customers, coworkers and community” says Michael Storfer, CEO, “and events like this are a tremendous occasion to engage employees, customers and vendors to make a difference for a cause that touches so many of us”. Through fundraising support and efforts like walking/running groups, skills competitions, raffles, 50/50 draws and more, Next connected with their industry and gathered over 300 people to join together. “We were engaged, emotional, impactful and had a lot of fun. We demonstrated our commitment and leadership – showing up in numbers, recognizing the importance of these efforts”.
Overall, the 9th annual Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer event had more then 1,900 participants, making up 167 teams, which faced off at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto and raised a record-breaking $3.1 million. This year brings the annual event’s nine-year fundraising total to over $23 million raised which supports world-leading research at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top five cancer research centres in the world.
With each team playing four games throughout the course of the day, the top fundraising teams had an extra incentive for their efforts – the opportunity to draft and play with a celebrity. “Hockey has always played an important role in my life,” says former Canadian NHL player Shayne Corson who helped out on our Next ‘Plumbing’ team. “One of the reasons I love coming to this event is that it allows me to play a game I love to raise funds in honour of my Dad, who I lost to cancer. Not to mention, it’s just a really fun day!”
At the end of the successful day, Michael Storfer, who is also an event ambassador added, “we can and will make a difference!” Next Supply has already committed to 30 teams next year. #GameOnCancer