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Hockey Tournament Raises $30K to Support Fight Against Homelessness

By Jonathan Juha, The London Free Press, 03/12/19, 12:00PM CDT


YOU is close to the $2 million community fundraising target it had set for the project, which would take about a year to complete.

Homelessness is an issue Mathew Stefan simply can’t ignore. His mother dealt with homelessness as a teenager, and he says his mother credits the support she received during those years from different organizations for helping her turn her life around.

That’s why it was a no-brainer for Stefan to participate in the Hockey Helps the Homeless event in support of Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU), an organization that supports at-risk youth. “My mom has become the person she is today thanks to the support of her family and of organizations like YOU,” said Stefan, 24, who is now pursuing a master’s in biology.