Six Years and Counting!
At only 13-years-old, budding philanthropist Coral Johnson went above and beyond a classroom assignment - which asked students to give back to the community in some way - by holding a full-scale fundraiser.
The first annual shinny tournament was held in 2012. Four teams participated, over 50 people attended, and we successfully raised over $3300 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.
In 2013, we raised $6700 on behalf of Free The Children, an international charity and educational partner, working both domestically and internationally to empower and enable youth to be agents of change.
2014 brought in over $14,000 for the cancer care ward of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.
In 2015, we joined forces with the True North Foundation and raised over $14,000 to help many kids in Winnipeg be a part of the game we love.
In 2016 we decided to raise money for Youth and Adolescent Concussion education and research. This is something that has greatly impacted our family, and many families around Winnipeg. We raised $21104.61!
This year our charity of choice is The Boys and Girls Club of Winnipeg.
"I’m blown away. To think about putting on an event like this together can be challenging, and she’s taken this head-on and so committed to making a difference. It’s really inspiring, and I hope it inspires a lot of other young people to get out there and, like Coral, they can make a difference in their community."
Tanya Williams, director of marketing and communications for the Children’s Hospital Foundation