The Udder Tournament just enjoyed its sixth year and tabulated just over $33,000 in monies raised Nov. 12th. Held in conjunction with the Caledon Women’s Hockey League, the tournament supports a scholarship in memory of Donna de Boer, a former league member.
Two yet-to-be-announced female youth hockey players in Caledon will receive scholarships while remaining monies go into an endowment fund for future scholarships. To date, 15 students have been awarded scholarships with the funds raised at the tournament, who expect to announce a grand total of $140,000 over six years.
The tournament boasts 28 women’s teams with players ranging in age from 19 to 65 who make up 400 competitors and 65 volunteers that includes students. Teams are split into three divisions; Heifer Calves – beginner, Mature Holstein’s – intermediate to competitive, and Out to Pasture – intermediate.
Money raised also goes toward the “Girls Can Too” program at Bolton Camp in Caledon, a program that teaches girls about the environment and skilled trades. The tournament also held a 58-item silent auction that brought in $5,760, a 500-item raffle that raised $3,000 and boasts over 70 donors and sponsors.
(Pictured Above: 1st Prize Team at The Udder Tournament 2017 held at the Caledon Community Complex)