ABOUT THE PROGRAM
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 2013-14 season.
KIDS IN GEAR RECIPIENT BISHOP SNOW
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
2013-14 PRE-GAME WORN JERSEY AUCTION
Fans had a chance to own a unique piece of Kitchener Rangers memorabilia. For a limited time, fans could bid on an authentic Kitchener Rangers jersey worn by a player during pre-game warm-up. A total of 10 jerseys were auctioned and proceeds benefit the Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear program, helping kids in our community play hockey.
Bidding started at 12:00pm on Thursday, September 19, 2013 and bids were accepted until 12:00pm on Saturday, September 28, 2013. Opening bids on all jerseys started at $100 and required an increase in increments of a minimum of $10.
Warm Up Jersey Auction Item List:
All winners will be 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. 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.
KMHA AND DONNA'S KIDS
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.
For more information on this or any other Kitchener Rangers community initiatives please call Adriann Kennedy at 519-576-3700 ext.34 or email email@example.com