Girls Hockey

The Launch of Abbey’s Goal – September 16th

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Hello Everyone,

We are reaching out to announce the Launch of Abbey’s Goal on September 16th 2018 from 12 – 4 pm at MasterCard Centre.

As some of you know, on May 1st this year, the Etobicoke Community and the World lost a unique young person.  Abbey Tran was 9 years old and passed away from a rare blood disorder, Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis. Abbey was a teammate, an artist, an athlete and an advocate.  Abbey was a warrior.

Abbey’s Family continue to struggle through this devastating loss.  Abbey’s legacy will continue with Abbey’s Goal Memorial Fund.   The mission of Abbey’s Goal is to spread love by supporting the people and organizations actively engaged in fostering a compassionate and healthy society.

Abbey loved hockey and the hockey community loved Abbey, but Abbey was so much more than hockey.  Abbey’s Goal, just like Abbey, is rooted in the hockey community, but reaches out in so many other ways.  Abbey was a champion of human rights, of compassion, of giving.  She cared about fairness and looked for ways to help her community and the world.  Abbey’s Goal is an organization that looks for yearly ways to make a difference in ways that best reflect Abbey and who she was.  An organization that supports equity and safe spaces in sport, that strives to give everyone a chance to be a part of a team, and looks for ways to give back.  An organization that looks to promote fairness, friendship and positivity, just the way that Abbey did on her teams, in her school, and in her community.  Abbey’s Goal allows Abbey’s light to continue to shine.  It fulfills all of her goals by continuing to do the work that she would surely have done, by sharing the best parts of her with others.  We were so lucky to know her, and we know that everyone that Abbey’s Goal touches will be lucky to know her too.

Abbey lived her life with bravery, compassion, laughter, kindness and love.  She cared about making a difference in the lives of others globally, within her community, and in the lives of those she loved.    The Hockey Community is special group of people and during Abbey’s battle, the Hockey Community rallied around #teamabbey.

We are asking that everyone to come out to support the Launch of Abbey’s Goal. There will be a host of activities for everyone to take part in. Attached is a copy of the exciting events that will be taking place. These events are all items that Abbey loved.

Carrying on a Legacy of Love

…so what’s the day all about? It’s an opportunity to spend a few hours doing stuff Abbey loved to do and help launch the Abbey’s Goal Memorial Fund;

  • Be a part of the Kindness Rock Project
  • A & W Root Beer Floats
  • Let the Artist in you shine “Colouring Wall”
  • Who doesn’t love a “Tattoo”?  Warrior Station
  • Make a statement – Creative Design Bracelet Making
  • Photo Booth – Grab a prop – Strike a pose – BE SILLY

Please share this with your friends and family. We hope to see you all there.