Sept. 26, 2013, Kelowna, BC – The Kelowna Rockets, Capri Insurance, M & M Performance and BrainTrust Canada have joined forces to raise as much as $10,000 to help support people in the Okanagan who have sustained a brain injury and provide education to youth to prevent injuries from occurring in the first place.
The trio of local businesses are holding a charity raffle (BCLC Event Gaming License Class B #57481) where one Rockets fan will win a 90 cc Polaris Outlaw quad, donated by M & M Performance.
Tickets are $10 and are available exclusively at Kelowna Rockets games. With only 500 available Capri Insurance stepped forward to match the amount raised to a maximum of $5,000 with the potential being $10,000 for BrainTrust Canada.
“This is an excellent fit for us to be partnering with the Kelowna Rockets, M & M Performance and Capri Insurance,” said Magda Kapp, Director of Communications for BrainTrust Canada Association. “Almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by brain injury, whether it be from a motor vehicle crash, stroke, fall in the workplace or at home, or other means. Our non profit association works hard to bring awareness to this cause and we are very appreciative of being the charity of choice in this Rockets promotion.”
M & M Performance owner Larry Nickel was happy to get involved after having someone close to him suffer the effects of a brain injury. Together with co-owner Ted Allen, the pair were ready to help and add it to the charity work they already do.
“There is a personal tie-in for me with someone I know suffering a brain injury,” said Nickel. “Our business is all about giving back to the community so we were excited about the opportunity to help out BrainTrust Canada.”
After M & M Performance set the Rockets up with a quad for mascot Rocky the Raccoon to use during intermission events this season, Rockets marketing director Anne-Marie Hamilton approached the local company about donating it for charity and also brought Capri Insurance on board.
“I think this is a great partnership and I want to thank the Kelowna Rockets for putting it together in support of BrainTrust Canada,” said Irv Gorby, Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy for Capri Insurance. “Capri Insurance is committed to the communities that we serve throughout the B.C. Interior and this joint fund-raising opportunity with BrainTrust Canada is another example of the ways in which Capri Insurance supports and serves the communities we live and work in”
BrainTrust Canada is a progressive not-for-profit community rehabilitation agency that provides rehabilitation services for individuals with brain injury in the Okanagan and also has a strong focus on education and prevention. For more information contact www.braintrustcanada.com or (250) 762-3233.
Tickets for the Rockets 2013-14 raffle will be on sale this Saturday when Kelowna plays Victoria at Prospera Place at the fan information booth beginning at 6 p.m. until the start of the third period. The draw date for the raffle is March 14, 2014.