Rumble back for fifth year in Langley

The LEC parking lot will be buzzing with ball hockey players Saturday.

Looking for a day of exercise for a great cause?

Then this Saturday’s Grant Thornton Community Classic – Road Hockey Rumble is for you.

This year, Grant Thornton is hosting its fifth annual ball hockey tournament, partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley in an effort to raise awareness and funds for their organization.

Over the past four years, the Rumble has raised more than $35,000 in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley and the hope is to raise another $15,000 at its 2015 tournament.

This year’s tournament will be held outdoors at the Langley Events Centre, in the north parking lot off of 80th Avenue.

Participants will include both adults and youth playing hockey in two separate tournaments from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 19.

Aside from the ball hockey tournament itself, there will be a silent auction, concession and activities, games and entertainment for children of all ages.

All funds raised will benefit the programs administered by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley.

Last year’s day-long event, which drew eight adult teams and about 150 players, as well as a handful of kids, an estimated $10,000 was raised for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley, which pairs children (also known as “Littles”) with adult mentors (“Bigs”).

For more on the tournament, email RHR@ca.gt. com, or call 604-455-2639.

Donations for the cause are also being accepted on the day of the tournament.

Cheques should be made out to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley.

Clothes for a cause

Donating clothes to charities like Big Brothers Big Sisters will help support mentoring programs and ensure children are matched with caring adult role models.

It’s almost time to go back to school, which means it is time to make room in your closet for new clothes. What better way to do that than to help a charity, serving children in Langley, while you’re at it?

The conveniently situated clothing donation station, located just off Langley By-Pass and 200th, makes dropping off clothing donations to a bin is now easier and more convenient than ever. A friendly attendant is present at the station and provides onsite assistance seven days  a week. The site operators are on-location Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Big Brothers Clothing Donation collects reusable clothing and household items (no furniture) for resale, the profit from which is shared with Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver and Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley.

While best known for home pick-up, Big Brothers Clothing Donation has also placed numerous drop-off bins all over the Lower Mainland.

This is a relatively new drop off location with 100 per cent of the funds received for donated clothing going directly to benefit the charities.

“We are very happy to have this central, easily accessible drop off point now.” said Mary Reeves, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley.

About Big Brothers of Langley

Since 1974, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley has offered a variety of different programs that serve both boys and girls.

These include one-to-one and group programs, for both in school and outside of school.

The organization matches at-risk children in the community with mentors who serve as role models.

We partner with Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver who manages this recycling program for the Langley agency. To learn about our range of mentoring programs, for more information, visit www.bbbslangley.com.

 

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