Charity hockey game raises over $700 for Special Olympics

By Joel Charron

The General Amherst Bulldogs and the Amherstburg Police squared off in a charity agame with the proceeds going to Special Olympics.

The Special Olympics charity game, which has become an annual event raised roughly $700 as the two team combined for 17 goals at the United Community Credit Union Complex Dec. 22.

The Amherstburg Police and the General Amherst Bulldogs boys hockey team worked together to raise over $700 for the Special Olympics

The Bulldogs walked away victorious with a 9-8 win.

“It was awesome,’ said head coach Pat Garrett.

Garrett, who served as an assistant coach for the game as local media served as guest coaches said the school raised $543 themselves for Special Olympics.

He noted the team was grateful for the support of principal Mary Edwards, who helped arrange busing for student to get to the UCCU Complex.

Garrett added that Bulldogs have reached the halfway point of the season and the charity game against the Amherstburg Police is a good way for the players to come together and strengthen their bond.

Sgt. Mike Cox, who helped organize the game, said the Amherstburg police were joined by police officers from other forces such as LaSalle and OPP.

“It was a good time,” said Cox.

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