Hockey Fights Hunger campaign started by Bantam Co-op Wings

The U15 Weyburn Co-op Wings are challenging all Weyburn Minor Hockey Association teams to join them in their campaign “Hockey Fights Hunger” to raise cash and gift cards for the Weyburn Salvation Army Food Bank.

According to a post on the Minor Hockey Facebook page, the Co-op Wings are hosting this fundraiser because COVID has affected so many families and the food bank has felt the increase in their users as well.

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“Unfortunately with the loss of their major Food Drive campaigns including the Holiday Train, the Salvation Army needs our community to step up, especially during the holiday season.”

Cash and gift cards for groceries allow the Salvation Army to safely offer their services. Christmas is a time when it is most important to look after those less fortunate and those who have been hardest hit during this pandemic.

Other WMHA teams are encouraged to collect cash or donations from their team, collect admission at games or any other creative ways to meet the challenge.

Teams that want to participate can email team totals to bantamcoopwings@gmail.com and deliver their total collection to the Weyburn Salvation Army Food Bank.