January 29, 2019
The Windsor Star
Windsor-Essex can help a Tecumseh hockey team’s bid to win $100,000 for Hospice Windsor by watching a short video every day for the next two weeks.
On Saturday, the Tecumseh Red Blueberries were announced on Sportsnet as a Top 10 finalist across Canada in the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup. They were one of only 10 teams chosen from more than 200 entries across the country and learned on Saturday they had already won $2,000 for the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County.
“They were very excited,” the team’s coach John Dobrowolsky said Monday. “There was just explosive cheering.”
The peewee team (ages 11 to 13) is with the Tecumseh Shoreline Minor Hockey Association. The house league teams all have eagles on their uniforms but have different names based on the colour of their jerseys.
Dobrowolsky said the team usually plays in the Hospice hockey tournament and wanted to do something more. So the team helped serve Christmas dinner to Hospice residents in Leamington. Gus Revenberg Chevrolet Buick GMC supplied the transportation from Windsor to Leamington, he said. The video shows their visit to Leamington.
The team is behind in online video views which will decide the top three teams. Dobrowolsky is asking for the community’s help to get a shot at the $100,000 prize to help Hospice.
The team needs people to view its short video to the end once a day until Feb. 9 and share the contest site with friends on Facebook and other social media. You can like or comment on the video if you wish but the important part is watching only the Tecumseh video clip all the way to the end daily, he said.
The Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup website and the video is at chevrolet.ca/hockey/good-deeds-cup.html.
The top three finalists will receive $5,000 for their charity and will be based on the number of views. After that the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup organizers choose a champion. The title comes with $100,000 for charity, a winner’s celebration in their home town and a feature on television.
With 10 finalists from across Canada, the Tecumseh Red Blueberries are the only finalist from Southwestern Ontario.
The Red Blueberry Facebook page will have updates.