The 9th Annual Oak Bay XMAS Cup 2017

Jordie here, I don`t usually do the blog posts and leave that up to the professionals *looks at Patrick Hoffman*. Anyways, let`s get to it.

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I was lucky enough to be invited to participate in last year`s Oak Bay Xmas Cup. For those who don`t know, the OBXC is charity hockey tournament on that occurs every Boxing Day. All the proceeds from raffles, tickets and so forth are donated to a different charity each year. Pretty much we get to play hockey for a great cause, you can`t beat that!

The OBXC is organized by Sean Tackaberry and a couple beauty friends of his, you may know Tack from the guest appearances he makes on our Instastory anytime I go to Kirby`s Source for Sports.

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Tack and his buddies have been organizing the OBXC events which have raised over $50,000 for charities and people in need. It is truly amazing and I`m thankful I got to participate in one.

Here's how much & who they have raised money for with this event:

  • $14,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Canada
  • $9,200 to purchase recliners for the Archie Courtnall Center
  • $10,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation, and for our late friend Kevin Oneschuk’s family
  • $4,500 for the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
  • $4000 for the MS Society of British Columbia
  • $2000 for the BC Cancer Foundation

Now that The Cave is on board, I`m going to do my best to help promote and raise funds for the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, this year`s recipient of all the funds we raise! 

Read the event details below & consider being a sponsor or providing prizes for the raffle! I`m really hoping we raise more than last year's $14,000.

If you`d like to sponsor or donate a prize to the event, please connect with us! If you do end up donating prizes or sponsoring, I will be providing promotion via all Ultimate Hockey Fan Cave social media channels. Win-win, help a great cause & receive direct promotion to tens of thousands of hockey fans! 

 Donating the over $14,000 raised at the 2016 Oak Bay Xmas Cup to Muscular Dystrophy Canada BC/Yukon Region

Donating the over $14,000 raised at the 2016 Oak Bay Xmas Cup to Muscular Dystrophy Canada BC/Yukon Region


Oak Bay Xmas Cup Details:

On Tuesday, December 26th the 9th Annual Oak Bay Xmas Cup Hockey Tournament will take place at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre. The event features 64 players of mixed skill levels divided into 4 teams vying for the chance to hoist the Xmas Cup. The mini tournament includes four 1hr games; two round robin games, followed by a third place game and a final championship game. This a fun event not just for the players, but for their families and friends as well.  

Each year the funds raised benefit a different charity or cause that has affected the participants, families, and friends of the tournament. Tournament fees, Raffle Tickets, and a Silent Auction all contribute to our fundraising efforts.

The 2017 OBXC will be raising funds for the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island.

We are hoping that you will consider sponsoring our event. Growing this event year after year is our ultimate goal, and in order to achieve this, we depend on support from businesses and individuals like you. We would proudly recognize your business as a supporting sponsor of the Oak Bay Xmas Cup both at the event and in the media coverage we are arranging.

Sponsorship:  Minimum donation of $50 or equivalent Prize for Raffle or Silent Auction

  • Recognition on our official sponsor banner displayed during our tournament

  • Recognition on our Facebook Page as well as in any media coverage of the event

  • Opportunity to display Company Name/Logo Signage during event

  • Signage is required to be provided by the sponsor and will need to be erected by the sponsor’s tournament liaison on game day  

To date we have raised over $50,000 with the support of local businesses like yours.  Last year saw us raise over $14,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. In 2015 we raised $9200 to purchase recliners for the Archie Courtnall Center.  In 2014 we raised over $10,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation, and for our late friend Kevin Oneschuk’s family.  In 2013 we donated $5000 to Victoria Hospice, and $1000 for a friend of the tournament who was also battling cancer.  In 2012 we raised $4,500 for the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island.  In 2011 we raised over $4000 for the MS Society of British Columbia, and in 2010 we raised $2000 for the BC Cancer Foundation.

In 2016 we had Team Sponsorship support from seven local businesses; Kirby’s Source for Sports, The Fernwood Inn, The Village Restaurant, The Local, Budget Rent a Car, Point Break Development and The Condo Group.  Each sponsor made contributions toward ice times, jerseys, door prizes and a prize for the winning team.

In addition to our Team Sponsors we had amazing support from local businesses and individuals who donated prizes to help raise funds for our cause.  Thank you to; HomeTown Team & Corporate, MD Esthetics, John Clarke Refrigeration, MAC Cosmetics, Tru Value Foods, Pepsi, H.Volk Transport, Island Farms, CCM Hockey, Victoria Golf Club, Jones Food Store Equipment, Shadow Agency, Trotac Marine, Tofino Brewing Company, Thrifty Foods, Bauer Hockey/Stoddart Agency, Dave Smith, and many more.

We want to thank you for your consideration - any support we receive for our event is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 
 Sean Tackaberry, one of the organizers of the Oak Bay Xmas Cup

Sean Tackaberry, one of the organizers of the Oak Bay Xmas Cup