May 22, 2012 - The Dog River Howlers, Rugby Canada and Balmy Beach Rugby Club teamed up to help Kerry Singh (Huggy) raise funds for his new wheelchair-accessible van. Better known to former teammates and friends as Huggy, was a member of the Balmy Beach RFC of Toronto in 1993 when he suffered a spinal cord injury while playing rugby. The injury resulted in quadriplegia and in 1994 the Balmy Beach Rugby Club, friends and family helped Huggy raise money to purchase a van that could be modified for him to drive. This helped him improve his quality of life and allowed him to enjoy his independence of mobility, but the van is over 15 years old now and in need of being replaced. To date this endeavour has reased some $36,000 of a targeted $50,000.http://donate.rugbycanada.ca/e/huggy
May 23, 2012 - The Howlers donated $250 towards the "ONE STOP KID SHOP INC" which is a child care program established at Cochrane High School in Regina. Cochrane is a vocational school serving approximately 450 students, many with a myriad of learning challenges. Cochrane offers a holistic program that prepares students to be successful in life. Most Cochrane students who become parents leave school mainly due to the lack of available child care for their babies. To help meet this need, the school has donated space for a day care centre. The centre will allow these young parents an opportunity to complete high school and offers support services including parenting classes and a parent support group. Parents, grandparents and elders will be involved in programming in the day care.
Karl Fix - president of the Dog River Howlers Rugby Club where "it's more than a game, it's a way of life" - www.dogriverhowlers.com and Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dog-River-Howlers-Rugby-Club/171358302913109 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq2CLUdzri8