Building Stanley

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Scotiabank staff using Cup construction to help the hungry and maybe send someone to the NHL?final

Building Stanley

AMHERST - Employees at the Scotiabank in Amherst want to go to the Stanley Cup finals and they want to bring you along.

The branch has entered Scotiabanks Build Stanley contest, whereby the Scotiabank branch in Canada that builds the best Stanley Cup wins four free tickets to the Stanley Cup final.

The criteria for judging the Stanley Cup include, originality, teamwork and any kind of community connection.

What we started out with here is we wanted to do a fundraiser for the food bank, Amherst Scotiabank manager Maria Campbell said. But in the meantime this promotion came through the Scotiabank that if we would build the Stanley Cup we would have a chance to win some tickets.

The girls got together and decided to join the two causes.

We thought if we could tie this in with a fundraiser to help the food bank wed all be winners, Amherst Scotiabank financial advisor Maureen Penny said.

Price Chopper donated 92 cans of tuna to start the base of the cup and the bank bought four cases of apple juice to build it up higher.

Staff members have also brought in food and we are hoping the public will bring in canned goods, Penny added.

When the public brings in a donation they can fill out a ballot.

In the event we win the four tickets then two people would be randomly drawn from a ballot box, Campbell said. Of course it all depends whether or not we win the four tickets.

If they dont win the tickets, bringing in a donation is still very much worthwhile.

There will be a token prize, Campbell added.

The token prize may be as much as $100.

The bank only asks donated food items be canned products.

Its going to take a lot of cans to build the cup and hopefully we can fill a couple of hockey bags, Penny said.

At the rate theyre going they think their Stanley Cup will be eight or nine feet tall.

We might need a little ladder to finish it, Campbell said.

The contest runs until April 27.

Organizations: Scotiabank, NHL

Geographic location: AMHERST, Canada

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