Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals Hockey Club is proud to announce that this weekend’s Pink in the Rink game helped raise over $30,000, and to date the team has helped raise over $200,000 for local organizations and charitable causes through a variety of promotions and initiatives.
This past Saturday, the Royals held their inaugural ‘Pink in the Rink’ night in support of the B.C. Cancer Foundation. Fans were invited to bid on Royals’ special edition, game worn pink jerseys in both silent and live auctions during and after the game that raised more than $4,300 for the foundation.
A raffle draw featuring an assortment of prizes including a trip to Disneyland was also held during the evening and generated more than $5,000 in contributions. The sales of cowbells, Chuck-A-Pucks and assorted pink merchandise totaled more than $5,000. When combined with the generous contributions of event sponsors and the donation of partial proceeds on advance ticket sales these efforts brought the evening’s charitable donations to over $30,000.
The Royals’ fundraising efforts have generated over $30,000 in support of charitable efforts such as KidSport, Tour De Rock and Free the Children to this point. These associations work tirelessly to give children opportunities to play sport, support the fight against cancer and empower children through education.
In addition to monetary contributions, the Victoria Royals, in conjunction with the Shields Harney Law Firm, have helped to generate 1,739 lbs. of food donations, or a pound of food for every save made by a Royals’ goaltender, to the Mustard Seed Food Bank through the team’s ‘Stop Hunger’ Campaign. Proceeds from the team’s ‘Christmas Pictures with Marty’ also yielded more than $550 in support of the Mustard Seed.
To date, more than $105,000 has been raised through 50/50 and Chuck-A-Puck sales at Royals’ home games, with proceeds going towards local minor sports organizations such as the Westshore Rebels Football Team and assorted minor hockey associations in the community.
Marty the Marmot and his tireless efforts in the community have helped generate over $13,000 for a variety of charitable causes and organizations. The Victoria Royals have also donated over $700 from sales of Mini Marty stuffed animals in the past year to the Vancouver Island Marmot Recovery Foundation. Merchandise and suite donations totaling over $15,000 have also been made on behalf of the team to various organizations and associations in the capital region.
The Victoria Royals host the Prince George Cougars this evening in the first of a two-game series. Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m. at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. For more information or to purchase your tickets today, please visit the Victoria Royals Ticket Office, www.victoriaroyals.com, or call 250-220-7889.