One Victoria minor hockey team has proved that you don’t necessarily have to play games to win.
On Saturday night, the Victoria Admirals U13 C2 hockey team was dubbed the winner of the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup, live on air on Hockey Night in Canada.
The team beat out teams from across the country to win $100,000, which would go towards their charity of choice – the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island.
The Good Deeds Cup is an annual Canada-wide contest that asks minor hockey teams across the country to submit a 60-second video on how they would use the $100,000 prize to make a difference in their communities.
The Admirals’ video pitch outlined a plan to purchase specialized equipment for Island kids who need help learning to walk or are at risk of head injuries, and was one of 11 pitches across Canada short-listed to win the grand prize.
The Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island helps kids with physical and mental health challenges, and helped over 1,000 kids access specialized equipment last year.
“To us a good deed is assisting others to achieve their goals,” the Admirals said in their video pitch.
Check out the team’s winning video below: