Minor Atom Goulding Park Rangers Donate Much Needed PPE to Conquer COVID-19
Date: May, 04, 2020 12:00 PM EDT
Despite having the season cut short, hockey teams are going above and beyond to put their teamwork – and excess budget - to good use off of the ice.
One team in particular, the GTHL’S Minor Atom Goulding Park Rangers, came together to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers fighting COVID-19 (coronavirus).
The Rangers used their excess budget to donate baby monitors to Conquer COVID-19, a grassroots, volunteer-driven organization that is facilitating access to priority products that are in short supply, but essential for the healthcare community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Baby monitors are used as tools for healthcare workers to communicate with patients indirectly, in areas where there are shortages of PPE.
“It worked out to about two-hours’ worth of ice time, we wish that we could help more,” said assistant coach Bob Raposo.
Raposo has started an Instagram page, @covid19hockeychallange in an attempt to challenge other minor hockey teams to also get involved.
One of the teams who stepped up to donate more baby monitors to the cause, was the 2003 Scarborough Ice Rangers. The Ice Rangers had heard about the initiative through the Ranger’s team manager Roman Tov, who’s older son plays on the team.
“Our parents were happy to help” said team manager Roman Tov.
Organizations such as Conquer COVID-19 are still looking for various types of PPE to aid frontline workers in their fight against COVID-19 including:
- Masks/respirators, ventilators
- 2-way baby monitors with audio function
- Equipment and PPE for front line workers in shelters, hospices and nursing homes
- Fabric/mask making material
- Diapers, formula and other needs for women’s shelters, and
- Face shields.
For more information on how you can help visit: https://www.conquercovid19.ca/