Silent auction to raise funds for several programs that support self-identified LGBTQ2 + youth – Penticton News

Support for LGBTQ2 groups

The Team Trans Okanagan Ice Hockey 2021 online silent auction works to raise funds for several programs that support LGBTQ2 + identifiable youth in the Okanagan and British Columbia.

The silent auction will support Etcetera Youth Kelowna, RADAR Youth Penticton, Friends of Dorothy Langley Youth Hub Langley and the Summerland High School “Team Trans Ice Hockey” scholarship.

The recipient of the SSS scholarship will receive a prize of $ 500 and will go to an SSS graduate student who identifies as part of the LGBTQ2 community or to a student who is a strong ally, and who advocates for the interests of other students and / or the larger community of the LGBTQ2 community. community.

Auction items include a two-night getaway to Big White Ski Resort, signed jerseys from local hockey teams, and numerous wine packages.

So far, the silent auctions have raised just over $ 5,000 of her goal of $ 10,000.

The auction includes weekly raffle prizes for anyone bidding on items and a donate button allowing anyone to donate to featured causes without being the winning bid on any item. Donations can be made at any time, not just while the auction is going on.

Darrien McWatters is part of a hockey organization called Team Trans Ice Hockey. As a transgender woman and hockey player, she will star in the Madison Friendship series in November 2021 in Madison, Wisconsin.

McWatter founds a chapter of Team Trans in the province and hopes to host a tournament in British Columbia.

To view the 2021 Team Trans Okanagan Ice Hockey online silent auction, click here.

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