Gaiters donate to ETSB high schools

Submitted by Marty Rourke, Bishop’s Sports Information & Sharon Priest, ETSB
Gaiters donate to ETSB high schools
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A global pandemic and a region being labeled a ‘Red Zone’ did not derail the Bishop’s University men’s basketball team from continuing a holiday tradition that spans back more than a decade.
The Gaiters raised $2,117 for the three high schools of the Eastern Townships School Board (ETSB), Alexander Galt, Richmond Regional and Massey Vanier, through an online Christmas Basket Campaign.
Led by former Galt Piper and current Bishop’s Gaiter James Murray (Stanstead, Que./Champlain-Lennoxville) and his teammates, the Gaiters ran a digital campaign to raise funds in lieu of their usual bagging groceries at Provigo Lennoxville. Provigo also collected donations on the Gaiters’ behalf for the first week of the month.
“This year has been a challenging one for our communities. We are fortunate to have organizations like the Gaiters and BU, who lend their support year after year to help raise funds for those in need during the holidays. On behalf of the students and their families, we want to thank all those involved for not letting the current situation get in the way of helping those in need,” expressed Michel Soucy, ETSB Director General. For full story and others, subscribe now.

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