CORNWALL, Ontario - A local hockey coach is in the running to be named one of the country's top hockey volunteers - and in the process secure some pretty serious cash for a girls league operating in Cornwall.
Rod McLeod, a past citizen of the year and a hockey coach, has made it to the top 100 of the Kraft Hockey Goes On promotion.
Much like its popular 'Hockeyville' promotion, Kraft Goes On is a vote-driven contest where people cast ballots online for their favoured contestant.
“Rod is a great person, and puts everything he has into assisting all skill and age levels of the (Cornwall Girls Hockey Association),” said Dominique Laroche, one of many who nominated McLeod for the program.
With 100 from across Canada chosen, ballots will be cast this weekend to choose the winner. During the 48-hour time period people will be able to vote as many times as they like on the Kraft website - www.krafthockeygoeson.ca.
“Let’s vote often, it’s up to us if we are going to be part of the winning team, and best of all we can all vote as many times as we wish, and remember every vote counts," said Marc Campeau, of the CGHA marketing committee.
In total there will be five winners of $100,000, one per region, and 20 winners of $20,000, four per region.
“I am totally blown away on being nominated, truly an honour, and to top it off by being part of the top 100 in the country, it makes me proud of what we have accomplished as a city and a region in the way of healthy lifestyles," said McLeod. "Over the years I have witnessed first-hand how sports activities can truly make a difference in a person’s life, the kids that have grown into adults and are still active in weekly sporting activities are proof of this.”