ADAM JACKSON/Ponoka News
Money can’t buy happiness, but it can definitely change one’s outlook on life.
For PCHS physical education teacher Scott MacGregor, it did just that.
MacGregor received a $5,000 donation toward the recently built football dressing room from former PCHS student Richard Hinkley.
Hinkley, who graduated from the school in 1987, won a large sum of money in the lottery and donated it to one of his favourite pass-times — PCHS athletics. He has been intimately involved with many sports at PCHS doing a thankless job — scorekeeping.
“I do not remember him ever missing a game,” said MacGregor. “His character is precise, honest and generous.”
On June 23, Hinkley passed the check to MacGregor.
“For him to step forward and offer this donation to Broncs football and PCHS means the world to us,” said MacGregor. “On a personal level it shows that others believe in what sport does for the kids in our community and it made me reflect on all the countless hours Richard has spent helping our coaches for the last 25 years.”
When asked what he liked about scorekeeping and being involved at PCHS, Hinkley had a few words to say.
“I just really like doing the scorekeeping and watching the competition.”
For Hinkley, it was less about the dressing room, but more about giving back when you have the ability to do so.
“It’s not important to give all of your money away, but when you’re able to give, it’s a nice thing to do.”
With the winnings, Hinkley has already taken vacations in Toronto and Wisconsin and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.