The Mullet: often described as business in the front, party in the back. Kids Up Front Ottawa will be the first to admit that Bonk’s Mullet is the perfect combination of both…with a stunning streak of philanthropy!
For those of you who actively follow @bonksmullet, you may have noticed last season during that epic Senators playoff run, this creative social media account was drumming up some sensational support for our programs at Kids Up Front Foundation Ottawa. Eric Doty, the semi-secretive mastermind behind @bonksmullet, who self-describes himself as the “Chris Phillips own goal of Sens bloggers,” flexed his social media clout and rallied his loyal network of supporters. Bonk’s Mullet raised an incredible $6,225.26 for Kids Up Front Foundation Ottawa!
In the height of the 2017 playoff madness Eric, in partnership with the Ottawa Senators Foundation, successfully solicited hundreds of individual donations through his unique Money On The Board Campaign. This incredible support helped Kids Up Front Ottawa sustain our programming through last Spring. We are grateful to be part of this creative, entertaining, and fun fundraising campaign! For those of you who supported this campaign, whether it was a $1 per shot-on-goal pledge or $44 pledge for Pageau’s OT winner, please accept our most sincere thanks. As we continue to build our Ottawa program, your donations will ensure hundreds of deserving children and youth get to enjoy a live Senators game this season, creating hundreds of new fans in the process!
This public thank-you to Eric and his incredible network is long overdue; we opted to save this feel-great story and share it with you during this excitement of a brand new season, and on this special edition of our #FF. NHL hockey returns to the Canadian Tire Centre on Monday, and because of those of you who rallied, supported, and donated last season, our deserving recipients now get to cheer loudly with you this season! Thank you again #OttCity and beyond, for your sense of philanthropy and community building.
Please share this momentum and excitement – and cheers to a fantastic 2017/2018 Ottawa Senators season- go Sens go!