Season’s greetings! As yet another year draws to a close we wanted to share with you some of the accomplishments Shader Kids achieved in 2012 and our plans for 2013.
2012’s annual ball hockey tournament and fundraising auction, held at Kilcoo Camp, was a huge success. The good-natured East vs West rivalry both on the court and at the auctions raised over $11,000 which will allow us to continue the good works started in Tim’s honour. Thank you to all who participated, and particularly to Kilcoo Camp for hosting!
We’d like to welcome Kelly Bamford, a long time supporter, to the Shader Kids board. Kelly has been a part of the YMCA Camp Chief Hector community for over two decades and we on the Shader Kids board welcome her expertise and enthusiasm.
We would also ask that you keep Laura Hamilton, a founding board member, in your thoughts and prayers over the holidays as she continues her fight with cancer; your positive energy will be much appreciated.
Looking towards 2013, our goals include:
- Continue to support our existing Shader Kids camper until he turns 17.
- Commit to another Shader Kids camper in 2013 (Shader Kids commitment is to support a financially challenged camper every summer until they choose not to attend camp or complete the final stage of campership typically at 17 years of age.)
- Continue to provide 2 post-secondary scholarships for exceptional camp staff that encompass Tim’s goals of youth education, environmental and outdoor leadership.
To put on another great ball hockey tournament and fundraising auction in 2013.
Every year we are grateful to add new members to our Shader Kids community, many of whom are also new to the world! It is such a blessing to see young people being brought into the camping fold by Tim’s friends and family and we look forward to offering a more family-focused program at our 2013 event.
Speaking of which, please save the date! The 8th Annual Shader Kids Ball Hockey Tournament & Auction will take place at YMCA Camp Chief Hector May 25th- 26th, 2013. To stay up to date as more details unfold, join us on Facebook or online at www.shaderkids.com.
One way to support Shader Kids during the holiday season is to consider making a charitable contribution in your name or as a gift for someone else. You can make donations through our website www.shaderkids.com, or by mailing your donation directly to:
Shader Kids, 931 4A St NW, Calgary AB, T2N 1P8.
As always, we wish you much love and happiness in 2013 and look forward to seeing all of you in the coming year!
The Ross Family & The Shader Kids Team