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Bradford Bulldogs collect donations for the community

Food drive aims to educate young players on importance of helping others

It’s a time of giving and sharing, as the holidays draw closer, and the players on the Bradford Bulldogs Novice “A” team are doing their share.

On Saturday morning, the team and Coach Joe Lotto were at Zehrs in Bradford West Gwillimbury, holding a food drive for the Helping Hand Food Bank.

The kids, all seven and eight years old, collected donations of non-perishable food and cash — two carloads of food, and $470 to help those in need in their community.

“Our community has been an incredible support system for our boys and we wanted to help give back and show our appreciation,” said Amy Lynn, mother of a player. “The families on this team value community involvement, and strive to educate our players on the importance of being thankful and responsive to the needs of others.”

It was the first food drive put together by the players and their families, and its success suggests it will become a Bulldog tradition.

“A huge thank you to Zehrs Bradford for all of their support, as well!” added Lynn.

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Miriam King

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Miriam King is a journalist and photographer with Bradford Today, covering news and events in Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil.
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