Volunteer Essar Steel Employees and Retirees Lace Up For Annual Hockey Tournament
Friday, January 20, 2012
Tournament Supports theBring a Doctor Home Student Bursary
From January 15 - 21, 2012, volunteer staff members and retirees of Essar Steel sharpen and lace up their skates in support of a medical student bursary at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). The annualBring a Doctor Home Hockey Tournament began in 2006, and since then, has raised more than $100,000 to support medical students that hail from the community of Sault Ste. Marie.
In 2011, over $23,000 was raised - the most money in a single year collected for theBring a Doctor Home Hockey Tournament .
Tournament Executive Director Hal Mogg attributes the success of theBring a Doctor Home Hockey Tournament to the dedicated tournament executive and team representative volunteers. "Each year our fundraising efforts are met with the great generosity of the people of Sault Ste. Marie. This community has a rich tradition of working together to make this city a great place to live, and supporting theBring a Doctor Home Student Bursary is one way volunteers and community members invest in the future health of our citizens," said Mogg.
"TheBring a Doctor Home Hockey Tournament has become a much anticipated event for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Year after year, volunteers provide valued support to medical students from Sault Ste. Marie.
Without a doubt, the contributions made by the generous people of this community are making a difference to medical students from Sault Ste. Marie as they pursue their dreams of becoming physicians," said NOSM Dean, Dr. Roger Strasser.
A short video presentation, which describes the history of theBring a Doctor Home Hockey Tournament and theBring a Doctor Home Student Bursary , is currently airing on the ShawTV network in Sault Ste. Marie.
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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is committed to the education of high quality physicians and health professionals, and to international recognition as a leader in distributed, learning-centered, community-engaged education and research.