December 6th, 2017 by

B-Sens, United Way face off against poverty

Maurice Rollins has been a frequent contributor to the United Way annual campaign in years past. He’s donated over $500,000 to the United Way to date. (Photo: Brock Ormond/Quinte News)

The Belleville Senators and United Way of Hastings Prince Edward are facing off against poverty and are in need of a big assist from community donors.

An announcement was made at the Yardmen Arena Wednesday morning to promote the “Challenge Against Poverty” exhibition game in 2018 between the B-Sens and local leaders who are tasked with stepping up and donating to a crucial issue in the region.

B-Sens COO Rob Mullowney announced on behalf of the Senators organization a pledge of $10,000 to the initiative, through the Maurice Rollins Leadership Challenge.

That money – and the funds raised from community leaders – will go to support United Way’s 2017 campaign, which has a goal of 1.97 million dollars.

United Way Fundraising Director Melanie Cressman praised the Belleville Senators generosity to the “Challenge Against Poverty” campaign. (Photo: Brock Ormond/Quinte News)

United Way Fundraising Director Melanie Cressman explains what the leadership challenge entails.

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Belleville Senators COO Rob Mullowney says the inclusion of Maurice Rollins in this initiative inspired the organization to get involved in such an important event for a crucial issue in the community. (Photo: Brock Ormond/Quinte News)

Mullowney tells Quinte News that the work Rollins has done for the community inspired the team to get involved.

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Mullowney says this initiative is extremely important for the Quinte community.

Rob Mullowney

He adds there will be a special experience in the cards for the most generous donors.

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A date for the exhibition game has yet to be determined, but will likely be held sometime early in 2018.