The ninth annual Score for Arthritis is Saturday.
The event raises funds for research into juvenile arthritis in a hopes of finding a cure.
Juvenile arthritis affects one in 1,000 Canadian children.
The disease can keep kids from, well, being kids - running around, playing sports, jumping into their parents’ arms.
This year 22 teams of children will play road hockey, from novice to midget. Each team member raised at least $50, some may have raised over $800.
In the past eight years, the event has raised $157,000.
This year, Susan Rivers, of Parry Sound, who has had arthritis since she was 10, will start off the tournament by dropping the first puck at 9 a.m.
If you’re in the area, drop in at the town dock and cheer these kids on as they play their favourite game for those who can’t.