Mill Rats Foundation
The Saint John Mill Rats Foundation is hosting the "Hoops 4 Kids" fundraising event on Friday, April. 12th at 8pm at Water Street Dinner Theatre.
SILENT AUCTION ITEMS FROM:
KV Bowling Lanes, Quispamsis
Queens Maple Leaf Buffet
Jewels for Divas
KV Guardian Drugs
Hair Academy Saint John
Saint John Ale House
Pete’s Frootique City Market
Good Life Quispamsis
Shell Gas Station
Bernice Comeau, Silpada Jewellery
Brett Chevrolet Cadillac
Constance Woodridge Art
Roger Brown (brownturning.com)
Joanna Van Steeg Wool Knits
2 8 x10 Frames Encaustic Wax picture (S.S.)
Baubles Brunswick Square
Urban Deli/Italian by night
Rocky sports bar
The Mill Rats Foundation is set up for the support of children, support of sports and sporting activities, support of education including provision of scholarships, support of needy persons, betterment of the community and support of organizations that have similar objectives of the company, including, without limitation:
A. Providing a scholarship program for individuals (players) or teams who play basketball in such leagues that play substantially all of their home games at a facility located in any of the Saint John County, Kings County or Charlotte County (the ‘Greater Saint John Area’).
B. Providing support or awards for Players, Teams or Leagues including undertaking or sponsoring Player, Team or League events and/or providing trophies, cash awards or other valuable awards, based upon merit or other criteria as stipulated by the board of directors.
C. Providing support for volunteers who support the Players, Teams or Leagues, by reimbursing amounts expended by such volunteers in the course of their volunteer activities.
D. Providing support for amateur, minor, and other basketball teams or clubs in the Greater Saint John Area
E. Promoting the sport of basketball within the Greater Saint John Area
F. Providing support for needy individuals in the Greater Saint John Area by raising funds to be donated, at the discretion of the board of directors either directly to such needy individuals or indirectly, to other charitable or non-profit organizations.
Board of Directors
The Saint John Mill Rats Foundation was founded in April 2011
Patrick Palmer - President
Andre Dumas - Vice President
Narinder Singh - Treasurer
Sandy Leland - Secretary
Carl A. White - Director
Gloria Lambert Fundraiser
The Mill Rats Foundation helped Gloria Lambert raise $5000 to prevent foreclosure of her house during Christmas, while she awaited a double lung transplant. Suffering from cystic fibrosis, Gloria's story resonated with Steve Yankopolous (a co-owner of the Saint John Mill Rats who also has had to battle through life with the illness).
On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at UNBSJ Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre, Steve came up to Saint John from Boston to speak about his life, and the pathway he has been able to take given his obstacles.