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'Five for 5' beneficiaries to receive funds

A press conference will be held at the Spray Lake Sawmills (SLS) Centre at noon on Nov.

A press conference will be held at the Spray Lake Sawmills (SLS) Centre at noon on Nov. 26, where cheques will be presented to five local organizations who are benefitting from the 2012 Tournament of Aces ‘Five for 5’ Golf Tournament, hosted by the Lindsay Leigh Kimmett Foundation.

There will also be an announcement about the joint Kimmett Cup 5 and Hockey Quest 500 attempt, which will be held over the weekend of Jan. 18-19 between the SLS Centre and Mitford Pond.

Cheques, each in the amount of $14,000 will be presented to the Cochrane Activettes Food Bank, Cochrane Family and Community Support Services, Cochrane Victim Services, the Boys and Girls Club of Cochrane and Area and the Boma La Mama Tanzanian Safe Birthing Centre and School of Midwifery — a non-profit foundation by local couple, Lawrence and Leesha Mafuru.

The Kimmett Cup 5 hockey tourney and Martin Parnell’s Hockey Quest 500, which will be a Guinness World Record attempt for most hockey players to ever play in one hockey game, will be donating all proceeds to international children’s charity, Right to Play.

If their combined goal of $100,000 is reached, it will be leveraged through the Right to Play charity, resulting in a total donation of $400,000 to benefit 8,000 children in the world.

The Kimmett family is very grateful to the community of Cochrane for continuing to raise funds for local and international causes that champion for children and people in need.

The Kimmett Foundation is in honour of Dr. Lindsay Leigh Kimmett, whose passing on Feb. 17, 2008 in a car accident, motivated her family to carry on their beloved family member's passion for charitable endeavours, especially those linked with children and sports.

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