The Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear program assists with the collection and purchase of hockey equipment for youth who require support in order to play our national game. It’s about giving back to the game we all love to play. Various events are held throughout the season to support this program; fan barbeque equipment collection, season ticket holder skate and breakfast with the coach events. Monetary proceeds go to Donna’s Kids, a program run by the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association.
The Rangers are excited about their partnership with Sun Life Financial and expanding Kids In Gear throughout the 2014-15 season.
Bishop Snow’s story is a great example of the Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear program in action. It’s also a story about our community at its best, involving the Kitchener Rangers, Big Brothers, Big Sisters Waterloo Region and United Way KW.
When we approached Bishop’s mother, Corrie-ann, to see if they were willing to share their story with us, anonymously if she liked, she said: “If I can give back by sharing our story, that’s great! It’s my way to thank and recognize everyone who helped. I’ve received support and now I’m giving back.” She also said they’d be pleased if we used their real names.
Corrie-ann is happy to let others know how great the Kids In Gear (KIG) program is and how it has helped her son, not only to play hockey but in other ways too! As for Bishop, he said he’s really proud to be a KIG kid. CLICK TO READ MORE
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2014-15 PRE-GAME WORN JERSEY AUCTION - STARTS MONDAY
The Kitchener Rangers and Sun Life Financial are pleased to announce their 2014-15 Pre-Game Worn Jersey Auction.
For a limited time, fans can bid on one of 15 authentic Kitchener Rangers jersey worn by a player during pre-game warm-up. Proceeds will go to the Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear program, helping kids in our community to play hockey.
Bidding will start at 12:00pm on Monday, April 20, 2015 and will be accepted until 12:00pm on Wednesday, April 29. Fans can bid by visiting https://www.kitchenerrangers2.com/auction/
Opening bids on all jerseys will start at $100 and will increase in increments of a minimum of $10. All winners will be contacted within two weeks of the auction closing to arrange payment and pickup/delivery of jerseys.
All winners are contacted within two weeks of the auction closing to arrange payment and pickup/delivery of jerseys.
Thank you for participating in The Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear Hockey drive that was held from October 7 - October 19, 2013. our 2014 collection information will be coming soon. New or gently used hockey equipment donations may still be dropped to the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association. 135 Lennox Lewis Way Kitchener, ON N2C 2V1.
Kitchener Minor Hockey Association, as part of their mandate, provides financial support for children in this community who, without our assistance, would not be afforded the opportunity to participate in organized hockey in the City of Kitchener. Monies for this cause have been donated by various individuals and organizations over the years, however with increasing demands we have the need to provide further support for this program. One hundred per cent of the funds raised are channelled directly to either purchase equipment for children or subsidize registration.
Looking for support for your child contact: Kitchener Minor Hockey Association's Donna's Kids program
Looking to make a monetary donation contact: Treena Hennessey at 519-576-3700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking to make an equipment donation: New or gently used hockey equipment donations may be dropped to the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association. 135 Lennox Lewis Way Kitchener, ON N2C 2V1.