Maurice Sporting Goods was awarded the 2011 Anne Fawcett Corporate Community Spirit Award!
Maurice Sporting Goods was awarded the 2011 Anne Fawcett Corporate Community Spirit Award, which celebrates outstanding achievement in Volunteerism. The ceremony was held on Saturday morning at their Annual Conference. David Ciardullo and Mona Paolini attended the ceremony and were honored to receive the award from Anne Fawcett herself. Anne Fawcett has been a dedicated supporter of the YMCA for over 30 years and had some very kind words to say about Maurice.
"I am very proud to announce that this year’s recipient of the Anne Fawcett Corporate Community Spirit Award is Maurice Sporting Goods. Today, Carmine and I are excited to have Mona Paolini and David Ciardullo from Maurice Sporting Goods here to accept this award. The group from Maurice Sporting Goods came to the YMCA looking for a day of community involvement for their staff. They wanted to participate as one large group to support children in Peel Region, so 60 volunteers were placed at YMCA Camp Kelso.
There they ran a camp day for the children by setting up four stations: archery, fishing, a large group game and a predator walk. They used their expertise in outdoor activities to educate and have fun with the children. They planned the activities themselves and supplied all the sporting equipment — which they generously donated to camp at the end of the day. The children were thrilled at having something out of the ordinary offered to them.
The Maurice group has outstanding drive and enthusiasm for their community and how they influence it, shutting down operations as part of their annual “Maurice Cares Day.” They integrated an educational component to their event, teaching the children the basics of archery, discussing the different species of fish that can be found in Ontario’s waterways and wildlife in local woodland areas. This group has gone above and beyond any level of participation offered by our corporate volunteer groups and their enthusiasm is infectious! They encourage their business partners to contribute, and their transport partner shipped the equipment for the children free of charge. In fact, when we visited the event, one of the Maurice team members was giving a tour to a representative from another of their business partners — who was so impressed he asked to participate next summer!
The Maurice group’s leadership and dedication are evident in every interaction they have had with the Y. They don’t just show up to put their time into the one day; they make several site visits, liaise with staff, pre-train their staff, and work out schedules and logistics. They’ve made many children’s experience at YMCA Camp Kelso something to remember, and we look forward to next year!" ~ Anne Fawcett
514 associates participated in our fourth Make a Difference Day on Tuesday, July 19th 2011!
Thanks to all who participated and also to those who stayed behind to keep MSG running. We really did make a difference!
Following is a summary by location of the charitable activities, community service and environmental initiatives in which Maurice associates participated.
Painting and landscaping for Glenkirk (Provides quality programs for those with developmental disabilities)
WINGS - Palatine (Women In Need Growing Stronger: Ending Domestic Violence and Homelessness One Family at a Time)
WINGS - Niles (Women In Need Growing Stronger: Ending Domestic Violence and Homelessness One Family at a Time)
Fishing with YMCA children at the Cubihatcha Nature Center. Partnered with the Henry County Water Authority.
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