Below is info on events and news about the Foundation's efforts
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for our second annual Play with Heart 3v3 Hockey Tournament in partnership with the East Coast Wizards Hockey Club. Last year, 26 teams across 3 age groups came together and played their hearts out all for a great cause. It was a d ay full of hard work, teamwork, and smiles celebrating hockey and Eliza. Together, we were able to raise over $50,000, and we are proud to have provided our first grant to Hockey Shot, a non-profit on Cape Cod dedicated to building a better future through youth hockey by providing gear, guidance, and financial aid to kids on the Cape and Islands.
When: Sunday, April 28th
Where: The Edge Sports Center in Bedford, MA.
Who: co-ed U8, girls U10, boys U10, girls U12, boys U12
Why: to celebrate, hockey, good sportsmanship, and have fun!
We are working hard to source more incredible items for our online auction this year. Keep an eye here for more information as Play with Heart gets closer. If you are willing to donate goods, services, experiences, gift baskets, or any other in-kind donations, or if you would like to be a sponsor, please reach out to us at EJNFevents@gmail.com, we would love to hear from you!
Eliza J. Norton Foundation Hosts Talk with Holocaust Survivor Kati Preston
Monday, December 11
6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Wayland Middle School Auditorium
The Eliza J. Norton Foundation is hosting a talk with Kati Preston - an author, Holocaust survivor, and activist for tolerance and anti- bullying. Kati has shared her story of survival with countless school children throughout New England. Her talk invites her audience to take a journey through history as she recounts the details of her early childhood in Nazi-occupied Hungary. Her lasting message is to never underestimate the power of one. She reminds kids of the power they possess to do the right thing and the importance of acting with compassion to fight against hate and prejudice.
This talk is appropriate for middle and high school aged community members. Space is limited so please REGISTER HERE.
On October 1st, more than 1,000 people gathered at Cochituate Fields in Wayland, MA for our Celebrate with Heart event. Meant as a thank you from the Norton Family and the EJN Foundation for all the incredible support they received over the past year, kids and adults of all ages bounced, sang, played, and competed together. It was a beautiful day, run by an army of volunteers, High School students, sports teams, and local businesses came together to celebrate. We were honored to be joined by Mikey V from KISS 108 who volunteered his time, energy and enthusiasm to get the crowd going.
“Eliza would have loved this day. Eliza's Celebrate with Heart was a thank you from our family to you for the endless support we have received this past year. It is also a reminder of who you and we are as a community. The gift Eliza gave us, was all of you.” - Mark Norton, Co-Chair, EJN Foundation.