As we all know, Tackle Football is a sport that required lots of safety equipment for the protection of its participants. As a community-based club, a large portion of our player registrations and fund raising goes toward the purchase and maintenance of this equipment. More specifically and depending on the age category, helmets can cost upwards of $500 to replace and only have a 10-year life. In addition, and to ensure they remain safe, we must send them away to be recertified every two years during which they are both inspected (for damage) and cleaned in preparation for the upcoming season. Recertification costs us approx. $65.00 per helmet every two years. Once the helmets have expired (10 years) they can no longer be used and must be destroyed.
Our business partners share our concern for safety and we are proud to announce that Lakewood Dental Centre has given us $700 in sponsorship to go toward the purchase of helmets for the club.
Please join me in thanking Lakewood Dental Centre for their very generous gift.