Skate 48… Everybody Wins!

MISSISSAUGA, ON – On February 19th, SMS Rents sales staff enjoyed their just rewards as they and their teammates counted themselves among the winners at the 21st annual Skate 48 hockey tournament in Kitchener, Ontario. Coming out on top of a 5-3 score in their second game of the tournament, the Form & Build/SMS Rents team was treated to a prize beef-on-a-bun dinner at the post-game party. Their opponents, however, had to be satisfied with hot dogs and the satisfaction of losing their game to a winning cause. As per the tournament rules!

L – R: Don Seiling, Sean Mooney, Gavin Hall, Stefan Petricca, Dave Lorini, Kevin Roberts, Jason Harding, Scott McDowell. Front row: Joe Gibson.

The Skate 48 challenge tournament is a popular fundraiser in the region, organized by the Rotary Club of Kitchener-Grand River. Approximately 60 teams took part in this year’s tournament. The event is open to all, with members of each team recruiting sponsors to contribute to the KidsAbility Centre for Child Development. KidsAbility, which provides programs for children and young adults with developmental, physical and communication disabilities, has been supported by Rotarians since 1957.

Kevin Roberts, Southern Ontario Sales Manager at SMS Rents, reports that the tournament was really a winning effort for everyone. “We got to play a game we love with co-workers, customers and friends and we are able to give at the same time, to a worthwhile cause.” Kevin and his fellow SMS Rents’ employees were teamed up with staff from Form & Build Supply, also of Kitchener, who collectively achieved their goal of contributing $1,500 to KidsAbility. This year’s fundraising objective for the event was $90,000. The committee is pleased to announce that they have exceeded their goal by over $11,000. Since the first tournament in 1990, Skate 48 has raised more than $2,000,000 for KidsAbility. For more information on this great cause log onto

About SMS Rents
SMS Rents is a leading equipment rental company in Canada serving customers in the Construction, Industrial and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) markets. Through its growing network of stores in Ontario and Quebec, SMS Rents is committed to bringing their customers project solutions with a complete selection of equipment and tools as well as a Job Ready attitude to every stage of a project, large or small.

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