The David Stidham Tournament Series: Your Donation Dollars at Work

1/27/2014 by mcmanus

Winter in NEFAland means Ice Bowls and there are certainly plenty of local tournaments to choose from each year.  A common thread amongst all Ice Bowls is the charitable motivation behind them  From food pantries to foreign missions and everything in between, Ice Bowls are organized  first and foremost to raise funds for charitable endeavors.  Indeed, it is this charitable component that reminds us all that we can still compete and have fun while raising money for a good cause. 

Gary Cyr  has taken over the David Stidham Tournament Series since the passing of tournament director extraordinaire, & NEFA legend, David Stidham, last year.  Each tournament in the David Stidham Series will have a portion of the proceeds go towards the Coastal Haiti Mission.  David hosted the Buffumville Ice Bowl since its inception along with many other tournaments, and his charity of choice is the Coastal Haiti Mission, a foster care program for homeless children in a section of Northern Haiti.  Not only did David actively raise money for this charity through the many tournaments he directed, he was also involved in the mission first hand, making several trips to Northern Haiti to directly help children in need.  Below is a link to a thank you letter sent from Constance F. Goddard of the Coastal Haiti Mission to all those who have participated in the Buffumville Ice Bowl Series, be it as players, volunteers, organizers and outside donators: 

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It certainly does the heart good to see that your charitable donations are going directly towards helping to improve the lives and opportunities of those in need.  If you've never played an Ice Bowl before, I encourage you to do so.  That  intense feeling you get from competing in the sport we all love will be exceeded a thousand fold by knowing you helped contribute to the betterment of those who are truly struggling. 

If you wish to make a charitable donation to the Coastal Haiti Mission, please click here to find out how.

Peace



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