By Steven Smeall
CORNWALL, Ontario - On Thursday, staff and students from Longue Sault Public School (LSPS) took part in a charity hockey tournament to raise funds for the “NUT Givin’ Up” Stephanie Grady campaign.
Longue Sault Public School (LSPS) participated in a charity hockey tournament in support of Team Grady.
The tournament had teams featuring a mix of students, staff, and guests. Former NHL player Chad Kilger took part in the charity event.
“The students were very excited to play with him,” said LSPS teacher Alison Eamon.
While the hockey tournament was a key part of LSPS’ fundraiser, it wasn’t all they had planned.
Starting last Sunday, a silent auction was being held at the school and online over Facebook. Students of LSPS created art pieces that were then auctioned off throughout the week.
“Our parental community were unbelievably supportive and we were able to get 55 items donated to the school for the silent auction,” said Eamon.
Parents of students as well as community members could also visit the school during the week to bid on items. Bids were constantly updated online to keep things up to date.
The silent auction was also set up at the charity hockey event as a last chance for spectators.
When all was said and done, the bids added up to a total of $5,590. There were also donations from community members.
While the total amount of money is not known yet, Eamon estimates that the total could be as high as $8,000.
An official number will be known next week.