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Simcoe County Cup scores big as tobacco-free hockey tournament

Mar 12, 2014
Friendly competition, sportsmanship and tobacco-free living are all on the game sheet for the upcoming Simcoe County Cup Festival of Hockey tournament, expected to bring more than 700 youth from across our region to Barrie next week.

SIMCOE MUSKOKA – Friendly competition, sportsmanship and tobacco-free living are all on the game sheet for the upcoming Simcoe County Cup Festival of Hockey tournament, expected to bring more than 700 youth from across our region to Barrie next week.
Simcoe County Cup organizer Peter Burton has partnered with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit to earn the designation as a Tobacco-free Sport and Recreation organization that promotes positive health behaviors and role modeling to support tobacco-free living.
All teams registering had to agree to the policy and coaches are expected to explain the rationale behind it to players, teachers, parents and caregivers who will be participating throughout the week.
The tournament is open to both recreational and competitive boys, girls and co-ed teams ranging from atom division through to bantam and high school varsity teams.
“It’s a great fit with our work to help keep families healthy and encouraging  children, teens and families to play, live and be tobacco free,” says Leslie Gordon of  the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s tobacco program. 
“As a tobacco free sport organization, the Simcoe County Cup Festival of Hockey builds the link between fun, physical activity and healthy choices and that gives participants the opportunity to perform at their best. “
For more information about the Simcoe County Cup Festival of Hockey and its tobacco-free sport policy visit the website at simcoecountycup.com 
To get your sport or recreation team involved in the Tobacco-free Sport and Recreation movement call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 or visit the health unit website at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org.
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