Blue collar workers – Playing for a cause!
Every Thursday, all Pointe-Claire blue collar workers meet at Alexandre-Bourgeau Park to play softball…and raise money for the WIAIH, which serves people with intellectual disabilities or autism and their families.
Thanks to the City loaning the field free of charge, weekly donations from the players and money from the snacks sold at the games go to the organization, which is located in the Valois Village.
“I have always valued supporting a cause that matters to me,” Paolo Della Rocchetta says enthusiastically. He is the man behind the initiative, and is also inviting his colleagues to play hockey all year long. “These activities are an excellent opportunity to bring together employees who would not otherwise get to meet and forge ties.”
This initiative from Pointe-Claire employees has not gone unnoticed! Blue collar workers in other West Island communities have created their own teams and joined in Paolo Della Rocchetta’s initiative, as you can see on the picture, when the Pointe-Claire team (in blue) played against the Lachine team.
More games and tournaments are expected in the next year, particularly under the governance of the West Island Softball Association. “I am very pleased to see the generosity of my colleagues and of all the players,” concludes the organizer.