The Prince George Cougars Society presented the United Way of Northern British Columbia with an $18,000 donation on Tuesday, April 16, making a significant impact in the Northern B.C. community.
“The Prince George Cougars Society is honoured to have been able to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past few years to support a wide variety of charities, none more deserving than the United Way of Northern BC and the many important agencies under their umbrella,” said Cougars Vice-President, Business Andy Beesley.
“The Cougars look forward to many more years of supporting our community and we’ll be soon announcing more mega jackpots for next season.”
The Cougars and the United Way of Northern BC partnered for a very successful Mega 50/50 Jackpot on March 9th.
Several local non-profit agencies that will benefiting from the donation, which include Intersect, PG Hospice, Crisis Line, YMCA, Canadian Mental Health, Northern Brain Injury Group/ PG Brain Injury, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Carney Hill Neighbourhood, and the United Way Community Impact Fund.
“We are so grateful to have partnered with the Prince George Cougars for this exciting event,” commented Roberta Squire, CEO of the United Way of Northern BC. “The money raised will provide funding to multiple organizations in the United Way Family of Charities. In reality, many organizations can’t market or fundraise on their own and depend on United Way to raise awareness on the impact they have in our community.”
In the last four years the Prince George Cougars Society has donated in excess of $631,000 to various local charities and community groups.