Atom Blues earn grant

Staff writer
February 8, 2013 01:00 AM

The Atom 'A' Blues hockey team is excited to announce that they won one of 10 all-star hockey grants from Best Buy Canada and BC Hockey.

By enlisting friends, family and the community during the month of December, the Blues rose to the challenge of staying within the top 10 teams with the highest number of votes in a month-long, on-line voting contest.

Nearly 300 teams from all over B.C. took part in the contest, with the Blues ending up in sixth place for total number of votes, receiving more than 8,000 votes in the process, and eventually moving up to third place overall based on the quality of their entry.

The Blues have decided to use their winnings for team development, purchasing additional ice time and funding a tournament they would not otherwise have been able to attend.

The Blues gratefully acknowledge all the public support that helped lead to this win. Not only did this contest result in extra funds for the team, it also boosted team spirit and fostered a stronger connection to the community in which they live while giving the players a deeper understanding of what it takes to have a successful team.

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