The One Girl Can Make a Difference Dart Shoot in support of the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation was right on target for their fundraiser held Saturday Jan. 19, by raising $1,500.
“I was extremely happy to see the amount of support I had,” said 19 year-old Chelsea Olar, who organized the event.
“The turn-out was fantastic.”
Held at the Army Navy and Air Force (ANAF) York #383 on Weston Road, the tournament had 24 participants from the community come out to support Olar’s cause. The tournament generated $500 through players’ fees and donations and received an added boost with a $1,000 donation from ANAF York.
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The event was Olar’s third dart shoot fundraiser in support of the SickKids Foundation.
“I chose a dart tournament as I do play in two different leagues myself,” said Olar, who credits her mother, Laurie, for sparking her interest.
Olar plays with the All Blacks at the Queen Street Dart League, and the Giggles and Farts team at the ANAF York.
“I enjoy the night out to play and have fun with many other dart players,” said Olar. “It’s a great way to enjoy yourself and enhance your simple math skills.”
Olar began fundraising in 2009 when she decided to donate her hair for children who suffered from hair loss due to a medical condition. In January 2010 Olar donated a 13-inch braid to Angel Hair for Kids – A Child’s Voice Foundation. By August 2012 she chopped her locks once again and donated three braids at 14-inches each to the same foundation.
Prizes were also handed out at the tournament that included two gift certificates from Mayday Malone’s restaurant; door prizes were donated by Native Child and Family Services of Toronto - Scarborough Child and the Family Life Centre.
“I had an excellent time and it couldn’t have of been more fun,” said Olar. “I can’t thank everyone enough for all of the support.”