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Sudbury Wolves Partner with Collège Boréal on Companion Program

(Greater Sudbury, ON) The Sudbury Wolves in collaboration with Collège Boréal Health Sciences will be launching the first ever Companion Program for all Sudbury Wolves and Sudbury Five games during the 2019/20 seasons. This objective of the program is to provide front line care at every game to our older adult population and those with developmental, hidden or physical disabilities living in residences, cooperatives, local associations, nonprofits and charities.

The ticketing structure of the game is to promote those who may require assistance to enjoy a game with either a family member, care provider or a simple companion. A custom seating plan has been created that will see 200 seats allocated to this program inside the Sudbury Arena with a separate entrance on Minto St.

According to Michael Cullen, Community Partnerships, “The separate entrance is key to avoiding the front lobby congestion. In addition, the ramp sloping at the Minto Street entrance will be of a proper grade for those with mobility issues, allowing us to offer a safe welcoming environment to all who may need the extra time and assistance.”

This program will also have a comprehensive service element provided by Collège Boréal Health Sciences as the title sponsor to provide volunteers acting as greeters and escorts while overseeing the care element at every game. Health Sciences Dean Kim Morris “This innovative program is a win-win for everyone: our students get to help people, demonstrating the caring attitude that made them choose a career in health care in the first place. Individuals who may not have gone to a Sudbury Wolves or Sudbury Five games now have the confidence of knowing there will be assistance for them once they get to the arena.”

In addition to Collège Boréal students and faculty engagement, the program is currently working with other care providers to expand on the elements of service to build an inviting and innovative caring element to all games.
Companion tickets can be purchased online through participating organizations. For more information contact Michael Cullen Community Partnerships, email: Michael.cullen@swse.ca

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