November 21, 2013 – Pickering, ON: Players from 15U Flare had a very humbling experience this week as they shared the spotlight with some of Durham’s most deserving charitable and not-for-profit organizations.
Flare was fortunate to be selected as one of the recipients of a donation from The Rotary Club of Pickering and at the Rotary’s annual cheque presentation ceremony on November 19, players learned that the needs in the Durham community are very diverse, and dire. Organizations representing abused women, teen mothers, critically ill children, food banks, intellectually challenged youth, homeless veterans, and more received donations and many of these recipients spoke of the need for volunteers and support in our community. In receiving the donation, coach Rob Piccione referred to his players as being excellent ambassadors to the sport of volleyball and to young girls everywhere.
This year, Flare players have been encouraged to volunteer their time when possible and to give back to the community that has already been so generous in Flare’s fundraising and sponsorship endeavours. Leading up to Remembrance Day, players assisted the Royal Canadian Legion in Pickering with its poppy campaign and are now looking at creative ways to support a local charitable organization this Christmas. Several players have been volunteering their time as coaches and referees at local elementary schools, and assisting with volleyball events at their high school.
Keep up the great work girls and continue to look for ways to help your community.
To learn more about The Rotary Club of Pickering, visit its web site at www.rotaryclubofpickering.com