Curt Thorne accepts a $100

Kraft comes to Golden for Hockey Goes On presentation

Reps from Kraft came to Golden on May 15 to present Curt Thorne and Golden Minor Hockey with a $100,000 cheque.

Just over a month ago the community came together to support Golden Minor Hockey, and one of its most devoted volunteers, Curt Thorne.

The entire town spent two days glued to their computers, voting for Thorne in the Kraft Hockey Goes On Challenge.

Last week all that hard work paid off, when representatives from Kraft and Christie came through town to present Thorne and Golden Minor Hockey with their prize, a $100,000 cheque.

“I want to thank all the people who helped out. Carey (Alexander) for the nomination, of course my wife and all the other people here today who made us vote,” said Thorne at the cheque presentation at the Golden Arena on May 15.

“A big thanks to Kraft and Christie, this is really going to help our town.”

There is no word yet as to what the money will be used for, but the attention it has gotten has already helped the club.

The last several years have seen dwindling numbers for both players and volunteers, but since the Hockey Goes On challenge, volunteerism with the organization has already seen a boost.

A large crowd gathered in front of the arena to see Thorne accept the cheque, and speak to the sports community.

“I know it’s my name on here, but I really accept this cheque for all the volunteers in town. Just about everybody standing here is a volunteer in some capacity. This is what these contests are about — volunteers who keep  sports, not just our sport, but soccer and swimming, and all the other sports in our town, going. It’s big thing for all of us,” said Thorne.


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