11th Annual Debbie Cooper Memorial Tournament
Saturday, March 21, 2020 to Monday, March 23, 2020
The Bantam/Midget Recreation Tournament Committee welcomes all teams to our 11th Annual Debbie Cooper Memorial Tournament!
This tournament has been organized and dedicated to Debbie, in memory of all that she was and did for our association and for the kids. With Debbie it was always all about the kids first, and that has been the focus of this tournament! We want all the players to enjoy themselves this weekend and remember that this tournament is enabling several other children to play Hockey and other sports with the donation we will be making with proceeds to Kidsport Victoria and Sport Assist in Deb's name!
This tournament would not have been possible without the incredible support of our association, many volunteers, and community support. Thank you to everybody who helps make this event happen year after year! Deb would be very proud of us!
The PeeWee and Midget Recreation Teams would like to dedicate this Tournament to Debbie because of the impact she has had on their lives on and off the ice.
Corrina Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(October 6th, 1963 to November 4th, 2009)
The Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey Association said goodbye to a very important part of the Association on November 11th 2009. Debbie Rand Cooper passed away suddenly on November 4th 2009. The loss of this tireless volunteer has left many holes in both the association and the hearts of all who knew her.
The Ice Queen or Social Director, as she was fondly known, was an intricate part of JDF. Deb put in hundreds of hours every season within all aspects of the association. Every coach and manager had Debbie on speed dial and she answered each question with a cheerful response. It was all about the kids for Deb and she made sure that every player's best interest was taken care of.
A note from Harold Bloomenthal,
President of the JDFMHA
I had the privilege of working with Debbie Cooper for several years. I was head manager and she was our ice allocator. We had lots of interaction and I quickly discovered that she was an amazing person. Her untimely passing left us all in shock. We decided to find a way to make sure that Debbie was never forgotten.
Debbie regularly mentioned the plight of kids that missed out on sports because their families couldn't afford the costs. Corrina Taylor along with Debbie's sister Deana thought we should have a yearly tournament with a great hockey experience in Debbie's name. It was decided to donate the money raised to organizations that helped kids to overcome financial challenges so they could play the sports they love. From the outset this tournament has been widely attended and to date about 70K has been donated to ensure that no child is left out. That has helped many kids in our community and is a wonderful cause to support.
JDFMHA has consistently supported and nurtured this initiative. Debbie was one of our hockey family and we are glad to help in preserving her legacy. All funds raised go to the indicated cause. Next event is planned for March 18-20, 2017 and promises to be a tremendous tournament.
Please support the Debbie Cooper Tournament this year and in future years. It is a big piece of our JDF culture and has become an integral contributor to the community around us.
The following hotels are recommended for teams attending our tournament:
Phone: (250) 475-7500
Anything your Company, team etc. can do would be greatly appreciated. 100% of the proceeds from this Annual tournament goes to programs to ensure children get to play the sport they wish. To date the Annual Debbie Cooper Memorial Tournament - JDFMHA has donated OVER $140,000.00 to A4K (Athletics for Kids), SPORT ASSIST and KIDS SPORT VICTORIA and JDFMHA Bursary / Scholarship Fund! Please contact one of the tournament coordinators to get involved.
We would like to thank the following companies and individuals for the donations to the great cause!
MCP for the amazing sponsorship!