Thursday, August 1, 2013

MISSION to MICHIGAN Campaign Launched

Media Release re the Jack McGee Kawartha Komets

Date:  Thursday, August, 1st, 2013

The Jack McGee Kawartha Komets, Peterborough’s Special Needs Hockey Program, is announcing their MISSION to MICHIGAN campaign today.
The Komets will be participating in the Special Hockey International Tournament in Fraser, Michigan from May 1st to 3rd, 2014.

As part of their MISSION to MICHIGAN, the Kawartha Komets will be involved in several exciting fundraising initiatives in the coming months.

On Thursday, August 15th, Marlin Travel will be celebrating their Customer Appreciation Day at their location in the Heritage Plaza parking lot at 550 Lansdowne Street West.  All proceeds will go to the Kawartha Komets for their MISSION to MICHIGAN campaign.

This event will be especially exciting for children.  The Peterborough Petes and Peterborough Lakers mascots will be on hand as will a fire truck, a police car and an ambulance.  

Children are encouraged to come dressed as a storybook character for an opportunity to win a prize in a draw. There will be a three-tiered coloring contest as well as face painting, mini stick games, nail painting, tattoos, etc.

In conjunction with this event Allan Hill and Domino’s Pizza will be offering a special coupon for a large pizza with part of the proceeds going to the Komets.

Scott Cherwaty from Peterborough SportsXpress magazine will be setting up a photo booth.  For a donation, teams, families, grandparents and their grandchildren, individuals and athletes can have their photos taken professionally.

These are just a few of the many special activities planned for August 15th. 

This will be the first of many unique fundraisers that will take place over the next nine months as part of the MISSION to MICHIGAN.

The Jack McGee Kawartha Komets will enter their 5th season of Special Hockey International play in October.  There will be four teams based on skill levels.  Presently the Komets have 60 players.  There is no waiting list and girls, boys, teens and adults with physical, emotional and/or neurodevelopmental challenges are welcome.

Check out the Kawartha Komets website at

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