REVISED: Fundraising hockey game for Mustang alumni Connor Croft rescheduled for this Friday

Connor Croft in his Gore Bay Bruins days.

LITTLE CURRENT—The Manitoulin Secondary School (MSS) hockey fundraiser for Mustang alumni Connor Croft, who is in need of a kidney transplant, has been rescheduled for this Friday, January 19.

The event was originally scheduled for last Friday but was postponed due to school bus cancellations throughout Manitoulin, Espanola and Sudbury.

The fundraiser was organized by the boys’ and the girls’ teams who wanted to do something to support Connor. Connor, a former Manitoulin Panther and Gore Bay Bruin, found out last year that he had kidney failure.

After a concussion during a Mustang high school hockey game, doctors discovered that he had high blood pressure which led to further tests and the discovery that Connor had kidney failure. Connor now undergoes nine hours of dialysis every day.

As The Expositor previously reported, Connor is in need of a kidney transplant and efforts are underway to find him a donor.

The event will get started at 7 pm this Friday, January 19 at the Little Current recreation centre. The boys play first at 7 pm (vs. Lockerby) followed by the girls at 8:30 (vs. Espanola). Games are at the NEMI Rec Centre. 

For more information about Connor and his quest for a kidney, visit the A Kidney For Connor Facebook page. You can also contact Manitoulin seasonal resident Dan Dickinson, who is helping Connor find a living donor, at 847-274-6826 or dand@gascapital.com.