Rupert Rampage is just in the pink with their January residence games supporting cancer awareness with the next match puck fall at 7 p.m. on Jan. 14, at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre.
All 3 residence online games in the thirty day period have fundraising components the place proceeds will be donated to most cancers consciousness and health-related equipment for cancer at the medical center.
The crew is encouraging its home town to appear out sporting pink and sample hotdogs by donation, hamburgers from Mcdonald’s, Most cancers Society bake sale goodies, and to buy an “I battle for …” pink wall card demonstrating how the town champions the worthy induce.
“The neighborhood receives driving these situations and exhibits what Rupert is all about,” Brett Stava, president of the Rampage business, informed The Northern See.
He praises the endeavours of staff volunteers Angie Lalonde and Terena Stegavig for organizing the event, which he estimates has by now raised just considerably less than $20,000. Pink shirts and hoodies are obtainable for sale at the online games to help with consciousness.
The 1st video game of the cancer recognition marketing, on Jan. 7 in opposition to the Terrace River Kings ended in a nail-biting 7-6 double extra time acquire for the home team bringing in more than $4,000 in donations. Some important backing from community corporate corporations like the PRPA, Trigon and Harbour Equipment assisted to enhance the numbers, Stava claimed.
The whole evening of fundraising and competing towards the Terrace rivals, with each groups providing it their all for the duration of the activity showed the great character of the Rupert team getting observed by the entire house of followers and supporters.
“It was the to start with time we’ve viewed them this yr. We’re both battling for the leading location in the division. So, it was a rivalry video game … it was an psychological game,” Stava mentioned
Two a lot more house games on Jan. 14 and 28 will see the team fit up in their pink uniforms, just one of four various jersey colours the gamers dress in at distinct instances in the course of the season.
Stava claimed the staff players delight in supporting community will cause and are fantastic with little ones, even offering dwelling match tickets to community colleges so college students can go to.
Stava and the team are encouraging the group to occur out to the online games and give help. The crew will be signing autographs and handing out images immediately after the Jan. 14 video game versus the Kitimat Ice Demons.
“The staff loves crowds and when they get fired up. The included part of the fundraising gets every person amped up. for confident, absolutely, everybody’s conversing about it,” he said.
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