Annual events

PRO Kids Family Skates

We invite you to lace up your skates, put on your helmet and join us on the ice at the Fort William Gardens. Both skating events have awesome games, prizes, and special guests.

Thank you to GardaWorld for sponsoring our Spring Family Skate in April! Thank you to all our volunteers!

Look for our Winter Family Skate this holiday season!

Young skater and local hockey player pose for a picture

Polar Bear Plunge

Each year participants brave the icy waters of Lake Superior in the Polar Bear Plunge. The event raises funds supporting a number of local charities, including PRO Kids!

Our fundraising goal was $75,000 and thanks to the generosity of people like you, we doubled that goal, raising $150,000! Thank you Thunder Bay for your support! The funds raised will be divided among the 4 supported charities.

The 2023 Plunge took place on April 1, but mark your calendars for next year's plunge happening April 6th, 2024

Plunge participants jumping in the water

Mayor's Mulligan Golf Tournament

This one-of-a-kind annual golf tournament sees teams of four enjoy 18 holes of golf, games, challenges, food and a day of fun on the Strathcona Golf Course. All funds raised support PRO Kids!

The 2023 Mayor’s Mulligan Golf Tournament presented by Enbridge announced $27,773 raised in support of PRO Kids! Thank you to all our participants, sponsors, and volunteers. Over the past 18 years the Mayor's Mulligan has raised $270,724 for charitable organizations.

Annual Campaigns

Power to Play

PRO Kids' annual fundraising campaign, 

Power to Play Graphic

Power to Play, happens annually in the month of April.

The intent is to give local children and youth the "Power to Play". By donating to the campaign you are helping a child access their desired recreational activity when families cannot afford the fees. 

You are their #1 fan, cheering them on, empowering them and giving them the opportunity to reap the benefits of recreation.


Be the #1 fan of a child in need and donate today!

Recycle your cell phones with Tbaytel

Bring your old devices to be recycled at one of the Tbaytel stores below. The proceeds will support PRO Kids!


People recycling cellphones in container

  • Tbaytel Retail Store, 959 Fort William Rd

  • The Power Centre, 707 Memorial Ave

  • Touch Unwired, 1080 Lithium Dr

  • Touch Unwired, 540 Arthur St
Recycle your equipment with Play it Again Sports

Help suit up a kid in need! 

Child wearing hockey equipment with volunteer

Bring your used, quality, sports equipment to Play It Again Sports to be recycled.

The value of your equipment will be donated to a PRO Kids account. Children and youth who need sports equipment can access this account through referral by the PRO Kids Coordinator.

Host an event for PRO Kids

Are you interested in organizing an event or fundraiser for PRO Kids? Send us an email!


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