The Erin Mills White Eagles 98 are $468 richer after a product launch by 3D Light FX. In August, the company launched a soccer-themed night light, to be sold online and in Walmart stores.
3D Light FX pledged $1 for every unit sold online in the first three months to benefit a children’s soccer team. Teams were invited to enter the contest and the White Eagles were the lucky winners of the draw.
“The girls are very impressive athletes,” said company founder and graphic artist Tom Wegrzyn. “We were inspired by the dedication and focus they showed at such a young age.” Most of the girls on the team, which has a 1998 birthdate, have been playing together, and with their coach Suzanne Robinson, since they were nine years old.
They are free to use the money for uniforms or tournament fees, or whatever the team needs. The night light was created when Wegrzyn went looking for a decor-friendly, safe, cordless night light for his son. When the soccer fan couldn’t find one, he hit the drawing board and came up with a 3D Soccer Light that looks like a soccer ball has been kicked into the wall. He says its playful appearance works for older children who might be embarrassed by a more traditional design. It’s cordless, runs on three AA batteries or an AC adapter, and the LED light stays cool to the touch. 3D Light FX is run by Wegrzyn and his friend Jim Yurchuk, an Oakville entrepreneur, soccer coach and father. Production is done in China.
The company is already working on night lights with a non-sports theme, and is currently in discussions with another giant retailer interested in carrying the product. For more on the product, visit www.3dlightfx.com.