Many children ranging in age from infant to 16 years within our region along with their families deal with Childhood cancer on a daily basis.

The Kitchener Rangers have teamed up with former Ranger and current Maple Leaf David Clarkson to run a program called “Clarky’s Kids”.

Clarky’s Kids” provides children from Grand River Hospital’s POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) Satellite Centre the opportunity to experience the excitement of a Kitchener Rangers game and visit with players and coaches in and out of the hospital. As well, this program continues to raise funds that aid in the support of local families and siblings dealing with a child that has cancer.

From 2002 to 2005, Clarkson spent countless hours supporting local community programs. His goodwill and commitment to both the team and the region have inspired numerous people of all ages. He was honoured with the Ted Scharf Award in 2002-03 and 2003-04 for being the Kitchener Rangers Humanitarian of the Year. "It's great to be able to come back and support a community that supported me when I played here." - David Clarkson

CLICK HERE to view a special feature by Hockey Night In Canada on Clarkson and Clarky's Kids.


FORE the Kids Charity Golf Tournament
Join us on SATURDAY, JUNE 21st for our annual charity golf tournament. Golf, Dinner, Welcome Bag, and Prizes are included.

Dinner includes a variety of Salads, Antipasto Bar, Pasta & your choice of ONE of the following: New York Strip Steak, Veal Chop, Chicken, Ribs, Salmon or Shrimp.

There will be on the course competitions, Longest Drive & Closest to the Pin. Don’t forget to purchase your Mulligans…

We will also have a Silent Auction and Raffle with many outstanding items available to be won. All proceeds are going directly to Clarky’s Kids.



Ignite the Night featuring Major Hooples Boarding House Band in concert
When: Friday April 4th, 2014 (evening)
Place:Elements Night Club, downtown Kitchener
Cost: $30. for Primo Pass (including food);  $20. general admission


Fans had the opportunity to win their share of exciting hockey memorabilia prizing! As part of an ongoing commitment to raise funds for Clarky's Kids the Kitchener Rangers and Clarky's Kids volunteers held a raffle to support the Grand River Hospital’s Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) Satellite Centre. 

Memorabilia included:
1. Larry Robinson autographed framed jersey, valued at $1,000.00
2. David Clarkson autographed framed jersey, valued at $900.00
3. Montreal Canadiens framed card set, valued at $450.00
4. Jeff Skinner autographed jersey, valued at $350.00
5. Gabriel Landeskog autographed jersey, valued at $350.00
6. Sidney Crosby framed card set, valued at $200.00
7. Cito Gaston autographed bat, valued at $150.00
8. Brian Bellows autographed framed photo, valued at $120.00
9. Jakub Kindl autographed framed photo, valued at $120.00
10. Jeff Skinner autographed framed photo, valued at $100.00
11. Gabriel Landeskog autographed framed photo, valued at $100.00
12. Radek Faksa autographed framed photo and puck, valued at $100.00
13. Rangers Authentics gift card, valued at $100.00
14. Smokin’ Tony’s BAR-B-QUE gift card, valued at $100.00
15. Family pack of 4 Rangers home game tickets (date determined), valued at $86.00
16. Kitchener Rangers 2013-14 autographed stick, valued at $50.00

Thank you those those who supported Clarky’s Kids.
Draws will take place on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 9:00am.  
Kitchener Rangers, 400 East Avenue, Ontario, N2H 1Z6
Winners will be notified by telephone.
GRHF Charitable Business Number: 88918 0394 RR 0001


All monetary donations directly benefit the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at Grand River Hospital as well as the Pediatric Oncology Financial Assistance Program (POFAP). POFAP aids local families with the costs of food, accommodation and babysitting during their child's cancer treatment.

If you wish to contribute to the cause please send a cheque to Kitchener Rangers, c/o Clarky's Kids - Michelle Fortin, 400 East Avenue, Kitchener, Ontario, N2H 1Z6.

Cheques may be made payable to Kitchener Rangers/Clarky`s Kids. Tax receipts are issued directly to you from POGO and Grand River Hospital Foundation.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to making Clarky's Kids a huge success. The community has embraced this program whole heartedly and together we have collected more than $215,000 thus far.


 For the past 25 years, POGO has been working on behalf of Ontario's childhood cancer community to continually improve care for children with cancer. Thanks to POGO, children with cancer and childhood cancer survivors receive state-of-the-art care across Ontario.

The clinic located at Grand River Hospital is one of six POGO satellite oncology clinics in the Province of Ontario set up to deliver cancer care closer to home. POGO and the staff work closely with the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto and the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario, London.

The clinic is staffed by registered nurses who work closely with other departments within the K-W Health Centre to coordinate care for the children.

To find out more about POGO visit their website at

To find out more about Grand River Hospital visit their website at


Please contact Michelle Fortin, Manager of Brand Marketing and Media Relations.

POGO Charitable Registration Number: 871067245RR0001
Grand River Hospital Foundation Charitable Business Number: 88918 0394 RR 0001

Thank you for considering supporting this community initiative.