Northumberland 89.7 was live at Sommerville's at noon Saturday with the two recipients of the Help Dress A Kid For Hockey 2018 campaign: Olan England and Kohen Yates. On hand with the families was Todd Gimblett (President of the Northumberland Minor Hockey Association), Adam McFarland (Communications Specialist from Cameco in Port Hope), and the two 89.7 volunteers who spearheaded the campaign Dave Clark and Jim Glover.
Dave Sommerville took the time to properly fit the kids, offering advice on equipment, and making sure he took the time to involve each of the boys in the selection process. The parents couldn't say enough nice things about Dave and the entire concept of this venture - both kids found out only hours before going to the store and they were both "over the moon" about this. Jennifer, Olan's mom, spoke about when she got the call from Todd: Olan has been outgrowing some of his equipment and she was quite concerned how they were going to get him proper fitting replacements. When she got the call about Olan being selected, she said she burst into tears of joy and couldn't believe this was happening.
Northumberland 89.7 would like to thank Dave Sommerville, Cameco, the Northumberland Minor Hockey Association and the generous support of the Northumberland community for helping dress 2 kids for hockey.