Team owners announce “Storm Kids Charity”

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SUMMERSIDE - The Summerside Storm ownership announced the formation of a charitable organization that will continue the team’s fundraising initiatives on Prince Edward Island on Wednesday.

Storm Kids

The “Storm Kids Charity” is the latest project from team co-owners Duncan Shaw and Darren MacKay.

Jackie Goodwin, executive director of Storm Kids, says the goal of the organization is to raise money for causes that support the health and well-being of Island children and their families.

“We see this as an extension of the charity work of the Summerside Storm,” says Goodwin. “We had this in the back of our mind to establish a more structured way of giving back to the community, and this is another step toward our goal of supporting charitable organizations Island-wide.”

The Summerside Storm, which plays in the professional National Basketball League of Canada, has raised $95,000 for charitable organizations on Prince Edward Island over the past year, including Island Boys and Girls Clubs, various Island schools, P.E.I. Food Banks, Easter Seals, Salvation Army, P.E.I. Minor Basketball Association and the “Lights for Life” fundraiser at the Prince County Hospital.

“We see this as an extension of the charity work of the Summerside Storm. We had this in the back of our mind to establish a more structured way of giving back to the community, and this is another step toward our goal of supporting charitable organizations Island-wide.” Jackie Goodwin, executive director of Storm Kids

The first fundraiser for the Storm Kids Charity, a collaborative project with sister businesses Sherwood BMR and the Storm, will be unveiled at an official press conference later this month.

Organizations: National Basketball League of Canada, Island Boys, Salvation Army P.E.I. Minor Basketball Association Prince County Hospital Storm Kids Charity

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island

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