The Fort Mac Hockey Bros, Parker and Cruze Flett, have made their first official donations of hockey equipment.
About 26 bags filled with all the equipment a hockey player needs to play the game safely were delivered to Fort McKay.
Parker, 11, said he felt awesome and eight-year-old Cruze was happy.
Simon Adams, director of community services for the Fort McKay First Nation, is proud of the boys.
“A great job that the boys did to really get this thing going,” said Adams.
The Fort McKay hockey society will be benefiting from the donations in the New Year.
“We’ll be reaching out to the parents to register their child and then we’ll be able to outfit them with the appropriate equipment to get them playing for the season,” said Adams.
As part of their campaign, the brothers entered a hockey themed tree in the 2018 Northern Lights Health Foundation’s Festival of Trees and raised $100,000 with a combined bid from Suncor and Finning which included the opportunity to distribute the hockey equipment.
“The idea of what the boys were doing for others really captured our hearts,’ said Brent Davis, vice president of Mining Solutions for Finning. “When we found out that the tree included helping the boys to distribute the equipment donations we turned up the heat in our bidding!”
Finning and Suncor hosted a skating party event so the brothers could make the donation and spend some time with students from the Fort McKay school.
“These two young boys are a great example of how to make a difference, not only in someone else’s life, but for a community,” said Bruno Francoeur, Suncor regional operations executive. “The combination of a great idea, hard work, and personal commitment was very meaningful for us at Suncor and it has been a pleasure to support this initiative.”