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United Way in Partnership with SW Sports and Entertainment Announce Local Funding for Youth and Youth Mental Health Initiatives

United Way Centraide North East Ontario - Wednesday, 19 February 2020

United Way Centraide North East Ontario (UWCNEO) and SW Sports and Entertainment (SWSE) are pleased to announce an investment of $42,700 in youth and youth mental health initiatives through the WOLVES United-United FIVE (WUUF) partnership.

“United Way believes in the potential of all children and youth in our community. Poverty, mental illness, childhood hunger, and bullying are a few of the #UNIGNORABLE issues impacting growth, development, and resiliency,” says Mary Lou Hussak, executive director with UWCNEO. “Depending on where they live or their family situation, many children and youth may not have access to supports and services. By investing in a network of programs and initiatives, we are creating opportunities for skill development and inclusion. We are thankful to the Sudbury Wolves, the Sudbury Five, our volunteers, and of course, the fans for their continued commitment.”

The announcement, made at the February 14th Sudbury Wolves game, highlighted the seven organizations selected to receive funding.

  • Princess Anne Public School: Straight Talk Subsidies
  • Learning Disability Association of Sudbury: Youth Conference
  • CTV/Lions Children Christmas Telethon: Telethon Subsidies
  • Better Beginnings Better Futures: The Kids Club Recreational Afterschool Program
  • Barrydowne College: I am, at BDC
  • Compass: Suicide Safer Network
  • Inner City Homes: Youth Lunch Supplies

“We share in the belief that youth engagement and targeted community supports are key elements of success. We are proud of the positive social, recreational, and educational opportunities WUUF makes possible to many young people in our community,” said Dario Zulich, Owner of SWSE.

For more information about the WOLVES United-United FIVE partnership, funded programs, volunteer opportunities with the 50/50, or inquiries regarding the application process, please contact

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For decades, UWCNEO has been committed to making our community a place where everyone has an opportunity to succeed. In addition to research and advocacy, we invest in the most effective local programs in the areas of poverty, community and kids.