Cranbrook, BC – East Kootenay Foundation for Health and the Kootenay ICE are preparing to say thanks to ICE fans for their continued support of the Starlite Campaign.
In early December EKFH put out a call for fans to show their Starlite appreciation by making a donation to the campaign in honour of #23 Sam Reinhart. Whether it was a gift sent to EKFH or a donation made at the ICE office or at the recent Denham Ford “Shoot for the Truck” event hockey fans showed their true generosity by making total donations of $5,322.17 to the Starlite Campaign in tribute to the talented player.
In return 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.
With a limited number available the unique item will be given out in an orderly fashion with a lineup of first come first available bobble heads based on one per person per paid ticket. The lineup and distribution will take place at the former skate sharpening location (inside rink access) at Western Financial Place.
Volunteers from EKFH, the Kootenay ICE Fan Club and the Knights of Columbus will be on hand to guide fans through the process.
The attention may be on #23 but in true fashion the Kootenay ICE organization, its many players and its fans have long stood behind health care and the East Kootenay Foundation for Health. To date, including these recent gifts, Kootenay ICE events has realized $42,293.29 in financial support for health care.
What’s not as easy to capture is the number of smiles the players have brought to the hospital during their annual Christmas visits or involvement at one of the many fundraising events.
Stars and bobble heads an unlikely match but one that works magic here in the East Kootenay.
Get your game tickets early (Kootenay ICE office at 250 417-0322) and we’ll see you at the rink.