Carter DeWolff spent the holidays scoring big for Delta KidSport.
The 10-year-old Pebble Hill Elementary student raised $500 for the non-profit organization that helps kids overcome financial barriers that come with playing organized sports.
His fundraising initiative started when he needed $20 for a Secret Santa gift change with his South Delta Minor Hockey Atom team.
“We said no. We donate enough money and you are going to have to earn your own $20,” explained his mom Andrea.
Having been involved in a swim-a-thon before, Carter came up with the idea of a puck-a-thon, which involved shooting 100 pucks a day into his backyard net leading up to Christmas. He then decided to take the challenge further and raise money for Delta KidSport.
Among those he hit up for pledges was Brian Losse, his Tsawwassen Minor Baseball coach. Losse said he donate $40 if Carter upped the daily shot total to 114 shots per day. The number was in tribute to his son Kyle, a promising baseball player who tragically passed away in 2018. Kyle’s favourite number happened to be 14.
Carter took his daily commitment seriously, even to the point of 11 p.m. puck shooting when his family late arriving home from a holiday outing.
The cold snap even allowed him to do it some days at Deas Island Regional Park where there was enough frozen water to play pond hockey. In total, he shot 2,052 pucks.