The Williams Lake Stampeders hope to deliver truck loads of food to the Salvation Army Food Bank this Christmas season.
Billed ‘Help the Stampeders Stamp Out Hunger,’ the program, in partnership with Heartland Toyota, is now in its second year following a successful inaugural debut.
“Any fan who brings two non-perishable food items to our Saturday, Nov. 22, game against Terrace will receive half price on their ticket at the gate,” Williams Lake Stampeders sponsorship and marketing director Calvin Dubray said.
Also, anyone who delivers a bag of food items to Heartland Toyota leading up to the game versus the River Kings will receive a free game ticket.
Following last year’s food drive the Stampeders delivered 12 stuffed-to-the-brim boxes of food to the Salvation Army. They also donated all the money raised from program sales from the game.
“Our fans did a great job of supporting it so we need to thank them for that,” Dubray said.
The game begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.
The Stampeders have begun this year’s Central Interior Hockey League season with a perfect 7-0 record and currently sit comfortably atop the league standings.
This Saturday, Nov. 15, Williams Lake hosts its southern rivals, the Lac La Hache Tomahawks at 7:30 p.m. at the CMRC, followed by a Sunday meeting, also at home, with the Kitimat Ice Demons at 1:30 p.m.
The Tomahawks are third in the CIHL East Division with two wins and three losses, while the Ice Demons are third in the West Division with one win, four losses and one overtime loss.