Another successful Kimmett Cup was held this past weekend and the donations raised exceeded expectations. 

Organizer, Reid Kimmett says, "It looks like, and there's still some more to come in, but it looks like we can comfortably say we will exceed $135,000, and ultimately as that is broken up right now that will be $30,000 to each of the four primary charities."

The four charities that will benefit are Make A Wish Canada, Cochrane Activettes, Helping Families Handle Cancer, and Kidsport. 

Reid adds that the Lindsay Leigh Kimmett Memorial Foundation will be making additional donations to the Cochrane Lions Club and Cochrane Search and Rescue as both local organizations do a great deal to help with the Kimmett Cup. 

The donation page at will remain open for a couple of more weeks. Plus, the 50/50 draw will be open for another nine days. The jackpot is at $5,460 and Reid says, "There is still lots of room for it to grow. We would love to get that as close to $20,000 as possible. So, it is a good way for people to support the event if they missed out on the tournament weekend."

Organizers will soon be busy planning next year's 15th Annual Kimmett Cup but Reid says no matter what the plans, the spirit of the event always shines through. "Fortunately, we had good weather this year but rain or shine, freezing cold whatever it is, the spirit is always the same. There are always people smiling and happy and I think that sense of purpose greater than oneself is what drives that year after year."

This Friday, February 17, will be 15 years since Lindsay passed away and Reid says, "Fifteen years later people are still remembering her, adding to her legacy and caring on her spirit for her and I think she would be overcome by that."