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At the age of 14 there are plenty of things to ask for on your birthday. When your interest is in hockey, there are even more ways to celebrate.
For Malory Dominico, turning 14 was not about the gifts. To celebrate her birthday, she decided to pair her love of hockey with a worthy cause to help children in her community. This year, Malory asked her friends from her hockey team, the North Bay Girls Ice Boltz Bantam AA hockey club, to make a donation in lieu of giving traditional birthday gifts. Raising over $300, Malory chose to support Points4Paul, helping youth in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit at the North Bay Regional Health Centre.
“It is exciting and heart warming to see young people in our community involved in philanthropy,” says Tammy Morison, President and CEO of the North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation. “Nick Paul has started an incredible movement, inspiring people like Malory to carry it forward and have a lasting impact on children in our community.”
Malory is not alone in her generosity. Earlier this year, Matthew Carter asked his birthday guests to support Points4Paul in lieu of gifts. As well, the West Nipissing Sting and the West Ferris Minor Hockey Association – Pizza Pizza Teams have also supported Points4Paul.
Special thanks from the children in our district for supporting Points4Paul. Go Troops Go!