Jeremy Lugowy (from left) of United Way Southern Interior BC, Methal Abougoush, Boyd Autobody, Jude Brunt, United Way, and Rick Maddison, Tempest Media, celebrate the fruits a very successful fundraiser on June 27. (Contributed)

Jeremy Lugowy (from left) of United Way Southern Interior BC, Methal Abougoush, Boyd Autobody, Jude Brunt, United Way, and Rick Maddison, Tempest Media, celebrate the fruits a very successful fundraiser on June 27. (Contributed)

Kelowna autobody shop ‘Gives a Puck’ about the United Way

Boyd Autobody and Glass donates $10,000 to charity hockey tourney

A Kelowna-based autobody shop donated a generous gift of $10,000 to the United Way team for the inaugural “Average Players Who Give a Puck.”

The spring charity hockey tournament starring 3-on-3 hockey action took place on Saturday, May 4, in support of the United Way.

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Boyd Autobody and Glass is a longtime supporter of community initiatives. In its partnership with Average Players Who Give a Puck, the company ran a marketing campaign throughout the spring months to donate $50 for every windshield replacement and $20 from chip repairs to the cause.

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A total of $15,600 was raised in the Give a Puck fundraiser—the brainchild of Rick Maddison, of Tempest Media. The two-day event saw not only “average” hockey, but also a draft night and auction at Freddy’s Brew Pub and an early morning golf tourney.

Next year’s tournament, the second annual event, will be held on May 2, 2020.

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