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LETTER: Shout-out to Newmarket for raising $7,200 for SickKids

The Newmarket community went above and beyond to make the recent Rebel Rouge charity dunk tank event a smashing success, organizer says
Katelyn Jasperson went up to press the target to dunk Jackie Playter when she couldn't hit it with all her balls at the June 23 charity dunk tank for SickKids Hospital event. Greg King for NewmarketToday

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Rebel Rouge Hair Salon would like to thank so many people for helping to raise $7,278.10 at the SickKids Hospital charity dunk tank event.

This is going to be a long list, but here we go.

To the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Travis Dermott, we can’t thank you enough for having donated your time to sign autographs and make kids smile. You are amazing. And thanks to Ben Palmer, a great customer, for making it happen. We thank you also.

To the dunkees, including Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas, Jackie Playter, Carlo Galloro, Ray Brazeau, Glenn Rodger, Nathalie SoapBox Laundry, and Kirk Bowden: I can’t thank you enough for being part of our event, helping to raise money, and advertising this on your Facebook pages. 

You are great sports and we are so grateful to you for joining us.

To the vendors, including Audrey Rombos from Big Bone BBQ in Keswick, Alexis Gada from Lobo Iberico, Danny from Philthy Phillies, Kona Slushies, Ryan Grant and Cobbs Bread, and My Indie Coffee: Your generosity in giving your sales back as donations and being here for support meant the world to us.

To the generous donations from Anita from Anita’s Events, Dreams to Reality for your generous donation of popcorn for every person at the event, thank you for your kindness. 

To Emilio from O’Malley’s Catering and Rental for all the tables, chairs and tents, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 

To Carlo Di Florio, who arranged for J. Lipani Turf Group in supplying the water for our dunk tank, thank you so much. 

To Matthew from Art of Stone and Sam Casto, a great friend, thank you for all your help setting up. 

To Mike Volpe for all your advertising help and promotion, I can’t thank you enough.

To Newmarket Honda and Streetmeat Bistro, we thank you for you generous donations that mean so much.

To Adam Long, aka War Machine, and John MacPherson, aka Batman, for donating your time to take photos with the kids. 

To DJ Will for donating your services, a huge thank you.

To Mark West, the best emcee any event could ask for, we appreciate your time and service to make it a memorable event.

To all our clients and the community of Newmarket, we appreciate all the donations and support which means the world to us. We thank you for being our family.

If I missed anyone, my apologies. Just know we appreciate all who were involved.

We love you all!

Roy Jannetta, Newmarket