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OHA PARTNERS WITH THE DAIRY FARMERS OF ONTARIO

CAMBRIDGE, ON (December 14, 2021) – The Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) is proud to announce a two-year sponsorship agreement with the Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) a supporter of community-based sports.

This exclusive partnership will see DFO’s involvement in a number of areas across all four leagues the OHA oversees – OJHLGOJHLPJHL and Senior AAA – ACH

Part of the partnership is the creation of the OHA Bursary Program, presented by the Dairy Farmers of Ontario.’ In each year of the partnerships, eight (8) OHA members will receive a bursary of $6,000 each.

In addition, DFO will support key programming throughout the calendar year with activations and product distribution as well as having branding on-site in OHA member-team arenas.

“We are proud of our sponsorship agreement with OHA and to provide a chance for youth to achieve their educational goals through sports,” said Cheryl Smith, DFO’s Chief Executive Officer. “The MilkUP program provides a strong and long-lasting effect on youth sports while highlighting the benefits of milk in a healthy and active lifestyle. Winners of the bursary program will demonstrate MilkUPs values of perseverance, originality and heart through their contribution to the sport and to their communities.”

“The Ontario Hockey Association is extremely excited for the opportunity to partner with the Dairy Farmers of Ontario, and we look forward to building a strong bond between our players and the DFO over time,” OHA Executive Director David Leger said, “The partnership will have a positive impact on the experience of our members in the footprint of the OHA within Ontario.”

The agreement begins with the 2021-2022 season and runs through the end of the 2022-2023 season. For more information about the OHA, please visit OHAHockey.ca. For more information on the Dairy Farmers of Ontario please visit new.milk.org           

ABOUT THE OHA

The OHA is currently comprised of three Junior hockey leagues and one Senior hockey league: Junior A – Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL); Junior B – Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL); Junior C – Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL); and Sr. AAA – Allan Cup Hockey (ACH). During the 2021-2022 season, these four leagues will encompass a total of 109 teams.

ABOUT DAIRY FARMERS OF ONTARIO

Dairy Farmers of Ontario is the marketing and administrative board for the largest sector of Ontario agriculture. Ontario’s 3,400+ licensed dairy farmers, their families and employees are proud to produce high-quality milk for consumers through a safe and reliable system. For more information visit new.milk.org   

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