JESSE JOHNSON/Special to Bullet News
Tape up your sticks and prepare to drop your gloves in the fight against Epilepsy during the 4th annual Epilepsy ball hockey tournament.
Bob Romeo, community outreach coordinator, says he started the ball hockey tournament because at the time a lot of other charities had their own golf, bowling, or volleyball tournaments. “I just thought it was something different that would stand out as a fundraiser.”
“We have teams playing in this tournament who have been affected by epilepsy. They relate to the cause and want to help in any way they can to help erase the stigma towards epilepsy.”
Romeo says the event is a great chance to meet different people from the community and help raise awareness and funds while making new friends.
The tournament will take place at BHI in St. Catharines on Sunday, May 26, 2013. Entrance fee is $25 per player. Teams will consist of 6-12 players. Players must provide their own equipment. The tournament is open to players ages 18 and over (valid identification must be presented on the day of the event). Co-ed and non Co-ed teams are permitted. Players must arrive by 9:30 a.m. to sign in and the games will start at 10:00 a.m. Teams are guaranteed 3 games. The best 2 teams from the tournament will play a Championship game. All players must be registered and $25 player fees must be paid no later than May 21, 2013.
Within Niagara, approximately 5,000 people are living with epilepsy or a seizure disorder. Epilepsy Niagara is a registered, non-profit organization providing non-medical support services to individuals affected by epilepsy within the entire Niagara Region. They provide individual and family counseling, support programs, education and awareness presentations, as well as seizure first aid training to anyone within, and often beyond, all 12 municipalities of Niagara.
For more information check out our websitewww.epilepsyniagara.org or contact Bob Romeo at (905) 353-1096 or firstname.lastname@example.org.