Young athletes from the Weyburn U11 AtoMc Blue (@U11AtoMcblue) are encouraging mental health conversations, while competing in the “Good Deeds Cup” contest from Chevrolet Canada on Twitter.
The Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup wants to inspire young Canadians to do good by transforming the positive values learned through hockey into Good Deeds within their communities.
The grand prize in the contest is $100,000, and the hockey team has decided if they win, it will be donated to Envision Counselling and Support Centre.
Video Feature: Team Blue share their Good Deeds Cup Challenge
“I got an email from Chevrolet Canada, noting that they opened up the competition to U11 and U15 teams, as normally it’s U13 teams who are allowed to enter. Then we decided to enter the team into the contest,” said Jazmine Reige, co-manager of the U11 AtoMc Blue.
The team has been creating different videos that they have uploaded to Twitter, and they are tagging well-known Saskatchewan athletes, musicians, coaches, and actors to start promoting their team.
“With this year, the players have not been able to bond with each other and so they don’t know the different sides of each other. It has been nice for them to shout out to someone that shares the same interest as they do,” said Jazmine.
“The main focus is to shout out to Saskatchewan-born people, and if they do see it that they will support our team.”
Chevrolet Canada will announce a regional finalist from each province on Feb. 13. Once that announcement is made, the regional finalists will compete in a online voting contest, with the top three teams with the most votes go to the final round. Then the top three teams will compete in a final online voting contest.
“Right now, we are just trying to get exposure for the U11 Blues, so when it comes time to vote that people will think of us,” said Tamara Seghers, co-manager. “The voting stage is what matters.”
The voting stage will be held from Feb. 13 to 24. If the U11 Blues are declared the regional finalists, voting information will be released at that time.
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The coaches of the U11 Blues are Brad Reige, Steve Seghers, Tyson Eddy, Kurt Sanguin and Rob Jordens.
Tamara had a special shout-out for all the grandparents of the players who had created a Twitter account to support the team. All their videos can be found on Twitter. Residents can follow and support the team by searching @U11AtoMcblue.