Strength for children

       The thinking tank of the OAC was really operating full-force when they came up with the idea of “pulling big toys for boys and girls”. The Tractor-tug-for Tots committee held their 3rd annual tractor tug on November 25th at the University of Guelph Reynolds Walk located on campus. Groups of eight people had to fundraise a minimum of $200 to participate in the pulling of two 17,000-pound tractors a 150 feet stretch. All the proceeds this year went to the Darling Home for Kids Foundation in Milton.

        I have participated on both sides of this great event; planning committee and participant. Both of which were a great experience and I was able to make a difference and pull for a good cause. There are prizes for placing in the top three, best-dressed, top-fundraising team and individual. To me, it is not about winning, maybe best dressed, but more about having a good time raising money to give someone a better childhood.  

      This is a student run charity event, in hopes of raising money and making an impact on a child’s life. Support from the community is greatly appreciated. Over the past three years teams from tractor dealerships, police departments, faculty, and of course students have been participants. This year was a great success as they raised over $7,000 for the charity. Please mark this date (third week in November) on your calendar and make sure you come and join the OAC students in ‘pulling big toys for boys and girls’ in support of children next year.


~ by mpfister on November 29, 2009.

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