Athletes got together today in partnership for a great cause, being the Neighborhood Resource Centre, in 3-on-3 style indoor soccer at Sault College.
The goal was for public relations students to be able to come up with an idea that supported the local community. This was their project.
“We have to do something that everyone would get involved with and we do have a large international community at Sault College and soccer is the most played sport in the world,” said Riley Smith who was one of the public relations students that helped organize the fundraiser.
The public relations program at Sault College does this every year; pick a local cause and create an event for it.
Eight teams competed, donating $150 per team and other local businesses like the John Howard Society, Armstrong Audiology and Dr. Patience Simpson all donated as well.
“It is super cool and fun, the idea to get out and play for a really great cause,” said one of the athletes, Anna-Lee Policicchio.
The NRC, in case you haven’t heard of it, operates on Gore Street. In conjunction with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Services, the Neighbourhood
Resource Centre is working towards a healthier and safer community, so they work with partners such as the John Howard Society, Women in Crisis, Algoma Community Health, and many more, in order to provide services to vulnerable citizens of Sault Ste. Marie.