Barrie, On – The Barrie Colts are proud to announce that their Coach4Food program sponsored by Panera Bread has collected 15,904 pounds of food for the Barrie Food Bank.
Minor hockey teams in Simcoe County took the challenge to help out the community by collecting as much food as possible for families in need. The team who collected the most food will be honoured during a pre-game ceremony on Saturday January 17th when the Colts host the Mississauga Steelheads to recognize their great efforts. They will also be rewarded with a practice catered by Panera Bread at the Barrie Molson Centre, which will be run by Barrie Colts Head Coach and Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk along with Assistant Coaches Todd Miller and Mike Rosati.
This year’s top team in the Coach4Food campaign was the Barrie Colts Minor Atom AE team with an incredible 4,628 pounds of food raised.
Minor Atom AE – 4,628 pounds
Bantam AAA – 3,490 pounds
Minor Bantam AAA – 3,145 pounds
Minor Atom A – 1,091 pounds
Novice AAA – 2,050 pounds
Barrie Colts Players – 1,500 pounds
“This was an amazing year, we more than doubled last years totals. Congratulations to all participants,” said Peter Sundborg from the Barrie Food Bank.
The Barrie Colts organization would like to thank Panera Bread, Hammond Transportation, Zehr’s (Bayfield location), No Frills (Alcona and Blake Street in Barrie Location) as well as the entire Barrie community for their generosity and participation in the Coach4Food program. This season’s initiative was a huge success and will help feed many families in the Simcoe County region this holiday season.