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Gongshow Lifestyle and Hockey Apparel donated 100 D.I.F.D hats to help raise money for the cause.

Lisa Boisvert



Gongshow Lifestyle and Hockey Apparel donated 100 D.I.F.D hats to help raise money for the cause.

Lisa Boisvert

SHAWVILLE – The fourth annual Do It for Daron (D.I.F.D) three-pitch tournament began June 6 at the Shawville baseball park and ran until June 8 to raise funds for mental health. Over the past four years, the ball tournament and Jr. B Hockey tournaments have raised over $40,000 for the cause. “Because we were close to Daron and still are with her family, it is important for the community. There’s so much youth    suicide and we want teens talking. Our friends, families and communities show support by participating, attending, and donating. With tournaments, we are able to raise money and awareness for people to speak up and save a life,” said Kegan Keon, one of the event’s founders.
D.I.F.D. is a youth-    driven initiative focused on raising awareness and inspiring conversations about youth mental health. Created by friends            and family of Daron Richardson, who lost her life to suicide at the age of 14, D.I.F.D. is inspired by hope for a future where young people will reach out for help without fear or shame. D.I.F.D. supports programs and initiatives aimed at transforming youth mental health. Daron’s family attend the event every year to honour their daughter.
Winners of the A Division were the Quyon Flyers and the B Division Champs were the 99 Problems team.