July 02 2014 02:00AM
There are three staples in the average Canadian person's life: hockey, being nice, and being nice as a means to play more hockey. If you can find a way to combine the three, then you've created the best thing ever. Five Hole For Food does just that, and begins their 2014 cross-Canada tour today.
What Is Five Hole For Food?
Now in its fifth year of operation, Five Hole For Food is a charity that uses street hockey as a means of raising food and money for food banks across Canada. The primary means of doing this their summer tour, where a road crew goes to a long list of Canadian cities and has drop-in games that only require a donation to play in.
The ambition for this year is to hit an all-time total of 1,000,000 pounds of food raised, having reached well over half that to date. Over the next 18 days, FHFF will be in 14 Canadian cities, going from the east to west coast.
Where Is The Tour Headed?
The tour starts today, with first ball dropping in St. John's, Newfoundland at 3PM. The full list of locations is as follows (Nation Network cities bolded and italicized).
For hours, food banks supported, and other info for individual stops, check the FHFF website.
Yeah, get to one of these stops. It's for a great cause and I'll think less of you as a person if you don't. Okay, I won't, but I'll be mildly upset. Especially since I'll be there for all of them; along with bantering on this fine network, I'm also spending the next few weeks with these guys to cover social media and blogging. So it would be nice to get a few "Shut Up Jeffler" declarations in person, raise some money and food, and play some street hockey with you all. Besides, if Bobby Mac is down with us, how can't you be?
Barring that, spreading the word would be equally awesome, and if anybody has any questions, fire away in the comments and I'll try to get back to you with specific info as soon as possible.