The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation held their 5th Annual Volunteer Awards – Ontario Region on Sunday, April 15th. Greyhounds Director of Game Day Operations and Community Relations, Megan Dubas, won the 2012 New Community Event Organizer Award. This award recognizes the organizer of an outstanding new community event that fundraises in a unique way.
“I’m honoured and thrilled to win this award,” said Megan Dubas, “The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is a tremendous organization and I am truly proud to represent the Soo Greyhounds at such a great event.” “It is important for our organization to be a part of charitable causes. The Pink in the Rink event is something we look forward to doing for years to come.” Megan was an integral in organizing the Pink in the Rink event held on October 14, 2011. The Greyhounds with the support of Northside Auto Group and Scotia Bank raised $20,642. The event would have not been a success without the support from the fans who made donations and placed bids on the pink jerseys the Greyhounds wore during the game. “Megan has been working for the Greyhounds for 3 seasons now. When hired I wondered how it would be working with a family member who had been in place before I had arrived,” started General Manager Kyle Dubas.
“Megan winning a regional award for her work as a community organizer for an organization as meaningful as the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation shows her level of commitment to community and charity. As proud as I am of her as her brother, I am even more excited as a co-worker knowing that we have a member of our team who’s commitment to charity and community is worthy of regional recognition.” There was four other nominees up for the award including Claudia DiPoala for RE/MAC Walk Aboutowne, Judy Croon for Stand Up for the Girls, Carlos Ferreira for Toronto Argonauts Pink Game, and Marcel Robert for Push for the Cure. On behalf of Megan and the Soo Greyhounds we would like to congratulate these nominees for their dedication and support of such a great cause. (Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)