Bumstead Insurance & Financial generously donates $9000 to WW28

On Wednesday, October 30th, prior to the Owen Sound Attack taking on the Flint Firebirds, Bumstead Insurance & Financial presented Mark Woolley with an incredible $9000 donation in support of Woolley’s Warriors.

President of Bumstead Insurance & Financial, Justin Bumstead, connected with WW28 shortly after the launch of the organization in August eagerly wanting to support the cause with an offer to use the annual Client Appreciation event as a way to raise funds for both Woolley’s Warriors, and The Clare “Flea” and Marj Christie Fund.

Through this event, celebrating Bumstead’s 40th anniversary on October 11th, Bumstead Insurance & Financial raised $9,000 for Woolley’s Warriors.

Mark Woolley and WW28 could not be more grateful for the amazing support and generosity displayed by the whole team at Bumstead Insurance & Financial, helping us achieve our goal of sending young athletes to Diabetes Canada’s D-Camps this summer! This goal is now a huge reality and it is in large thanks to the Bumstead team!

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WW28 partners with Owen Sound Attack for inaugural Woolley’s Warriors Night on November 9th

Woolley’s Warriors and the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack have partnered for the inaugural Woolley’s Warriors Night to be held on Saturday, November 9th when the Attack play host to the London Knights.

The game will be in support of Woolley’s Warriors’ goal to send kids to Diabetes Canada D-Camps, encouraging fans to bring in small household (bakeware, cookware, decorative accents, cutlery, utensils, etc.) and electronic items (cameras, CDs, VHS tapes, toys, gaming consoles, etc.), gently used clothing (all types), footwear, and toys. Fans will be able to donate their items and learn more about Woolley’s Warriors on the concourse prior to, and during the game. For more information on what fans can donate, visit Diabetes Canada here.

In addition to donating items, fans are encouraged to take part in a silent auction that will take place throughout the game, giving fans the chance to take home some great items including an autographed Mark Woolley stick.

For tickets to the game, visit https://attackhockey.com/attack-tickets.

Follow along with Woolley’s Warriors for more information on WW28 Night with the Attack, coming up on November 9, 2019.

From Diabetes Canada:

For over 30 years, 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-Camp. $5,000,000 invested annually in diabetes research.

100 million pounds of donated items are collected, diverted from landfill and used to help fund research each year.


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National Bank Investments donates $750 to WW28

Woolley’s Warriors extends a gracious thank-you to National Bank Investments for a generous donation of $750.00 towards WW28.

National Bank Investments’ donation marks the first received by Woolley’s Warriors, making the goal of sending kids to Diabetes Canada’s D-Camps in the summer of 2020 a very real possibility.

About National Bank Investments

National Bank Investments Inc. (“NBI”), a wholly owned subsidiary of National Bank of Canada, is an investment fund management firm committed to manufacturing and offering mutual funds, investment solutions and services designed to help Canadian investors pursue their financial goals. NBI offers over 100 investments funds, representing almost $53 billion in assets under management (as at December 31, 2017). For more information, visit: nbc.ca.


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OHLer with diabetes looking to help young athletes

By Jake Jeffrey, GlobalNews.ca

It was a busy off-season for Mark Woolley.

The St. Thomas native had to prepare for his third season in the OHL and his first training camp with the Owen Sound Attack. It also happens to be the first year he is eligible for the NHL Entry Draft.

It would be more than understandable if he spent his summer focusing on hockey and only hockey.

But that’s not Mark Woolley. Knowing his platform as an OHLer, he thought there must be a way he could help others just like him.

That’s why he launched Woolley’s Warriors. The nonprofit aims to conquer diabetes and provide support and awareness for young athletes living every day with Type 1, and to raise funds to send kids to Diabetes Canada D-Camps

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Woolley’s Warriors aims to help others living with diabetes

By Greg Cowan, The Sun Times

Mark Woolley woke up in an ambulance “shell shocked”.

Nearly two weeks after the hulking defender packed his bags for Owen Sound the centrepiece of the Attack’s franchise-changing blockbuster was home in St. Thomas for his dad’s 50th birthday.

“It was the scariest moment of my life,” he recalls. “I learned my lesson. I went to bed without testing my blood. I’ll tell you I’ll never do that again.”

Woolley is a Type 1 diabetic. That night in St. Thomas his blood sugar was so low he became unresponsive. His parents checked on him “luckily,” Woolley recalls, and at 4 a.m. the paramedics arrived to take him to the hospital.

He slipped up. The 17-year-old had been checking his sugar levels multiple times a day – often by pricking his finger and drawing blood to test – since he was diagnosed at age 12. He checked it before games and after each period. He was managing the disease, but it caught up with him.

“I was the one who went through it, and obviously it was the scariest moment in my life, but putting my parents through that too was . . . it’s unimaginable, I can’t imagine what they were going through,” he said.

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