For the Month of December, players in Sarnia Minor Hockey’s Novice Tier 1 Division collected non-perishable goods for the Inn of the Good Shepherd.
When all was said and done the league had collected over 800 items for the Inn.
“It really is amazing how much work and effort these kids put in,” organizer Katie Brodhagen said.
“We are very proud of our guys and hope to make this an annual event.”
Top collectors from each team (and a few wild cards from a random draw) were rewarded with the opportunity to be the “7th Skater with the Sarnia Sting.”
This once in a life time opportunity was donated by Christian Willemsen of the Co-operators.
“We (at the Co-operators) are about giving back to the community,” he said.
“When Katie brought up the idea to me we were happy to jump on board.”
Winners will have the opportunity to carry the Sting’s flag before a home game. The experience also includes being on the bench for warm ups and a signed Sting Jersey.
“The Co-operators were an intricate part of this endeavour,” Brodhagen said.
“Because of their generous donation we were able to encourage the kids to collect as many cans as they possibly could. It really was exciting. It demonstrated a sense of community to the kids in our league. Despite their young age, every player did their best to make someone’s holidays a little more brighter”
Winners included: Cole Clothier, Jack Nesbitt, Easton Alexander, Charlie Kerwin, Braedyn MacLean, Bryson Boere and Rebecca Haney.
“We want to thank all the kids and parents who helped bring such a generous donation to the Inn of the Good Shepherd,” Willemsen said.
“It is truly an honour to help out such a great community during the Holiday season.”