On Sunday, February 11th the Kingston Frontenacs took on the North Bay Battalion at the Rogers K-Rock Centre. For a long-time Frontenac’s hockey has been a large family attraction in the Kingston, Ontario community, and this past Sunday, the Frontenac’s took steps towards raising awareness and increasing the inclusivity of the team in the greater Kingston community in The City of Kingston. The Kingston Frontenac’s partnered with Autism Ontario to have an Autism Awareness game that helped not only raise ASD awareness within the community but also created memories for some of the families that took part in the successful day.
The community partners that helped put on this event all contributed to the great game day experience. The Kingston Frontenacs, Autism Ontario, Autism Ontario Kingston Chapter, ASUS Autism Partnership Program, The Centre for Behavioural Studies at St. Lawrence College, Ontario, and The Autism Mentorship Program (A.M.P) all played a vital role in ensuring the success of the day.
In addition to the great atmosphere, resources for the community and families on the concourse, face painting, and the sensory safe zone for the children, all in attendance were treated to a phenomenal hockey game. The Frontenac’s were able to overcome a 2-0 North Bay lead late, pulling out the thrilling victory late in the 3rd period. With a final score of 3-2, the Frontenac’s continued their roll towards the playoffs, leaving all those in attendance with a special game day memory. The generosity of all the community organizations that were involved made for a great day. A.M.P. was also fortunate to have Benji Locke capturing video of the event, and Ella Rose capturing photographs of the day. All of us at the Autism Mentorship Program are happy to have been a part of such a successful afternoon, and we can’t wait until our next event.
Check out some highlights of the event on our website