On Saturday, November 9th, Woolley’s Warriors, in partnership with the Owen Sound Attack, hosted the inaugural Woolley’s Warriors Night, raising a total of $2663.80 in addition to 10 full wardrobe boxes of clothing / material items in support of sending young athletes to Diabetes Canada’s D-Camps.
As the Attack hosted the London Knights on the ice, fans were encouraged to donate clothing and other small household items on their way in, while the night also featured a silent auction complete with generously donated items from the Attack organization, Woolley’s teammates Aidan Dudas and Barret Kirwin, and more.
The material donations by fans incredibly filled 10 wardrobe boxes, supplied in-kind by John Thompson Movers, with the silent auction a paralleled success as a signed Mark Woolley Attack jersey topped the items with a $500.00 winning bid.
Diabetes Canada has been collecting clothing and small household donations to fund important research in the fight to end diabetes and send kids to D-Camps, with 100 million pounds of donated items collected, diverted from landfill and used to help fund research each year.
Woolley’s Warriors also hosted a few young fans who share the diabetic experience with Woolley, as Easton and diabetic service dog Elmer, Will, and Charlotte all had the chance to meet with the Attack defenseman after the game to ask questions and share stories.
“I’m so thankful for all the support shown for Woolley’s Warriors,” Mark Woolley said. “The first ever Woolley’s Warriors Night was a success thanks to all the amazing fans in Owen Sound. Hopefully we can do the same thing again next year.”
A special thank-you goes out to the Owen Sound Attack organization and staff for their generous support and partnership, alongside the Owen Sound Attack Pak and John Thompson Movers for their donations.