Cobourg Cougars Raises $3116 for Highland Shores Children’s Aid and The Children’s Foundation through Dress Purple Game!

COBOURG, ON - OCTOBER 23: Highland Shores Children’s Aid Society and The Children’s Foundation participate in the ceremonial puck drop with team captains Andy Reist #61 of the Cobourg Cougars and Peter Lopes #8 of the Aurora Tigers at the Cobourg Community Centre on October 23, 2023 in Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Shawn Muir / OJHL Images)

On Monday October 23rd the Cougars hosted their annual Dress Purple Game in partnership with Highland Shores Children’s Aid and The Children’s Foundation to support Dress Purple Day which happened on Friday Oct 27th. The game was not only a success on the ice with a 3-2 OT Win against the Aurora Tigers, but a success off the ice raising $3116 for this very important cause and almost doubling the amount raised at last year’s game.

October is recognized by Children’s Aid Societies across the province as Dress Purple.  During this time, Highland Shores Children’s Aid and The Children’s Foundation spread the message that it takes a community to help keep children and youth safe. Every child and youth has a right to safety and well-being in all spaces and that the community plays a role in protecting those rights. From individuals who call Children’s Aid out of concern for a child’s well-being to community partners who work alongside the Society, we all have a role to play in protecting the most vulnerable members of our community.

The Cougars would like to thank everyone who came out Monday night to donate and support. Funds were raised by gate sales, Player Purple Hoodie Auction, and a donation from the Lion’s Club of Cobourg from the 50-50 Sales.

Together as a community we are committed to keeping children and youth safe.

Image from OJHL Images