Last Thursday, Barrie Colts Owner and President, Howie Campbell, was able to officially help open and celebrate the launch of two new Smilezone areas, within the children’s “Noogieland” playroom and Teen Lounge, at Gildas Club.
“It was the Barrie Colts pleasure and honour to team up with the Smilezone Foundation in helping play a part in improving the experience for our youth and children who have been greatly affected by cancer” commented Campbell, President & Owner – Barrie Colts.
“We are grateful to see the money raised from our 50/50 raffles make such a difference in this beautiful facility that was built. Having this facility here in our backyard really shows we are making the right decisions in helping improve and take care of our community. I just want to thank our fans who have continued to support us in purchasing tickets from our raffles and St. Patrick’s jerseys which has allowed us to continue to support these great charities.”
ABOUT SMILEZONE FOUNDATION:
Smilezone Foundation is a registered charity based in Oakville, ON, committed to putting smiles on kids’ faces. Founded by Scott Bachly and Adam Graves in 2012, the Foundation’s mission is to make tough days a little brighter for kids receiving treatment in hospitals and health care facilities. We do this by creating fun and engaging “Smilezone” areas that harness the uplifting power of a smile for the kids and their families while accessing medical treatment. Please visit smilezone.com for more information about the 290+ Smilezones across Ontario.
ABOUT GILDA’S CLUB:
Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka is a registered charity in Barrie, Ontario. Our mission is to ensure that no one faces cancer alone; to that end, we offer free emotional and social support to anyone impacted by cancer. Our unique, evidence-based Cancer Support Program has professionally-facilitated counselling and support groups, therapeutic recreational activities, educational workshops and more for folks of all ages, including children and teens. To learn more about how you can find a community of cancer support and get your unique cancer support needs met, visit https://gildasclubsimcoemuskoka.org/ or call 705-726-5199.