Cranbrook, BC – It’s been an annual Kootenay ICE tradition to “Shoot for the Star” since the Starlite Campaign began.
Since then the ICE organization and some of its well-known alumni ICE players such as Matt Fraser, Drew Czerwonka, Jesse Ismond, Max Reinhart, Brayden McNabb, Cody Eakin, James Martin & Kevin King took an interest in fundraising for health care through East Kootenay Foundation for Health. The momentum added to the Starlite Campaign by the ICE through game night events, jersey donations and fan donations has reached almost the $40,000 mark.
This year EKFH is taking a different approach to “Shoot for the Star” by honouring one of the stars on the ice - #23 Sam Reinhart. EKFH Chair Brian Clifford explains, “We felt it was a fantastic opportunity for EKFH to say thanks to fans and the ICE for all their Starlite spirit over the years by honouring Sam Reinhart, one of their stars, who is expected to be a forerunner in the 2014 NHL Drafts. “
Although honouring the young and talented center man the Starlite Campaign is still focused on fundraising with a goal of lighting 17 stars and raising $150,000 for community health care initiatives.
EKFH is encouraging fans to consider honouring Reinhart ($5,000 to light a star before the end of January) by making a donation to EKFH and the Starlite Campaign through three different options.
1. Starting now until – January 31, 2014 - Make a donation through www.ekfh.ca, click donate now, select Starlite – Show Your Star Appreciation – Sam Reinhart Kootenay ICE.
2. Starting now until – January 31, 2014 – Make a donation at the Kootenay ICE or East Kootenay Foundation for Health offices.
3. December 27, 2013 – make a donation at the EKFH/Denham Ford “Shoot for the Truck” Event.
At the February 1, 2014 home game, East Kootenay Foundation for Health will show its appreciation to the Kootenay ICE and all the players (past and current) who have supported the foundation by offering the first 950 fans through the main entrance doors a Sam Reinhart bobble head (one per person per paid ticket).
The Starlite Campaign and the East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s mission are to support and strengthen health care initiatives in the East Kootenay. The stars are waiting to shine, on and off the ice... to show your support for Sam and all the ICE players please consider a donation to the Starlite Campaign; www.ekfh.ca.
EKFH is a leader in publically supported health care fund raising practicing responsible allocation of funds that ensures your money is going where it is needed most.