Brandon, MB – The Brandon Wheat Kings, along with Equipment Manager Scott Hlady are proud to launch a new charity initiative, “Wheat Kings Fight.”
The program, which will launch on December 1st will help raise money for different charities and organizations around Westman.
Hlady, who started the BIRT Cup Charity Golf Tournament back in 2007 says sometimes a small idea can turn into a big boost for the community.
“Little things that we can do go a long way towards giving back to our community,” said Hlady. “The BIRT Cup started with 17 golfers and is now one of the biggest summer golf fundraisers in the city.”
With the support of Wheat Kings Owner Jared Jacobson and Progressive Westman, the Wheat Kings will launch a different t-shirt each month, that fans can order online. Proceeds from the sales will benefit a different charity or group.
In December, all money raised will be donated to the Kidney Foundation of Canada in honour of long time Wheat Kings volunteer Al Gibb who is currently awaiting a Kidney Donation.
Fans may have also noticed a special decal on the visitor’s penalty box door, a gold heart with GIBBY in the middle. This was strategically placed on Gibb’s penalty box so he could see the team’s support while watching the WHL Live stream while resting from home.
“Since I can remember, the community has always supported the Wheat Kings and other sports teams and groups. As community leaders, it’s a privilege for us to give back.”
January is tabbed as the Wheat Kings ‘Hockey Fights Cancer’ month and will culminate on Saturday the 22nd vs Regina when the team wears special lavender jerseys, designed by Brooks Freeman. Those sweaters will be auctioned off in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.
In addition to the jersey auction, all month long the Wheat Kings will sell special lavender t-shirts for $40.00, that will include a ticket to the Hockey Fights Cancer game with proceeds to the Canadian Cancer Society as well.
Fans are encouraged to order their Wheat Kings Fight t-shirt online HERE the BWK Team Store will have limited quantities and sizing in stock.
Additional monthly charities will be announced at a later date.