SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY

SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY

Unionville Men’s Hockey Club
A COMMUNITY of Heart

RINK TO COMMUNITY

WHO WE ARE

Hockey With Heart serves as the benevolent extension of the Unionville Men’s Hockey Club, dedicated to uplifting our local community. Rooted in Unionville and Markham, Ontario, our grassroots initiative consists of about 180 committed hockey players and their families. More than just a club, we act as a community catalyst — bridging gaps and extending a helping hand where it matters most.

HOW WE DO IT

Building a Stronger Community Together

Funds needed to support the various causes we take on come from several sources.  A significant contribution comes directly from the Unionville Men’s Hockey Club through an annual contribution made by each of our players.  Each hockey season, a portion of every player’s registration fee is earmarked for  the Hockey With Heart program and used to support the various causes and programs we engage with.  Additional fundraising initiatives are undertaken throughout the year to augment the financial support from our players and to further enhance awareness of our initiatives including:

Annual UMHC Players Directory

Provides advertising opportunities for local businesses & leaders to promote their goods & services, enhancing community ties.

Corporate Partners/Sponsors

Key contributors providing both monetary & in-kind support, ensuring stability & growth for the organization's mission.

Community events like BBQs

Vital for raising funds & building unity. Various initiatives create a platform for engagement & organizational visibility.

Individual & private donations

Crucial pillars of support. Generous contributions from people and entities reinforce the cause & its objectives.

OUR COMMITTEE

Brad Fletcher

Jeremy Archer

David Wilson

Peter Sands

Dennis Fortnum

John Cabrelli

Wayne Nishimura

Marc Langlois

A HELPING HAND

HOW HWH GETS INVOLVED

Hockey With Heart has established a simple, yet effective fundraising request process to access prospective requests for those seeking support.  The Hockey With Heart sub-committee meets regularly to review requests for funding based on:

Impact on the community or individual

Objective of the request

Amount requested and the measurable impact of the request on the cause

The potential to engage broad support from the UMHC membership

COMMUNITY SERVICE

THE JIMMY HILL COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

On December 13th, 2016, while playing the game he loved, long-time UMHC member Jimmy Hill suffered a heart attack that took his life.  Jimmy was a jovial and infectious spirit that filled the lives of anyone fortunate enough to know him; a family man and wonderful person who dedicated much of his time to Hockey Wirth Heart.

It is in Jimmy’s honour that the “Jimmy Hill Community Service Award” was created in 2017 and will serve as a beacon of his service and dedication for others in the coming years and decades.  Presented annually with a $1,000 donation, this award recognizes and honour’s a person who has made a significant volunteer contribution to the community through their time, action, talents and dedication. Both members of the UMHC and non-members in the community are eligible for this award.

NOMINATION PROCESS

Members of the UMHC or community-at-large can nominate any individual who has demonstrated qualities of compassion and volunteer service to the community over the year.  Note that the volunteer / charitable activities cannot be part of the persons job and no monetary gain or personal benefit can be derived from their involvement.

JUDGING CRITERIA

The degree to which their services/actions have made a lasting or meaningful contribution or impact to the league and community.

The length and degree of their service.

The extent to which their service or action might be considered above and beyond the call of duty.

The extent to which their actions would be recognized and valued by the peers and community leaders.

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