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November 15, 2013, Prince George BC (ISN) – The Annual Cougars Christmas Campaign kicks off on Friday, November 29 and runs through Wednesday, December 11. The Cougars are proud to once again partner with local non-profit organizations to make it easy for fans to support our community this holiday season.

At each game between November 29 and December 10 fans are encouraged to bring items to the game to support various local organizations including The Salvation Army, The Canadian Mental Health Association, The Prince George Council of Seniors, and The Rotary Club of Prince George Yellowhead.

“The spirit of our fans is strong year ’round and our goal is to share that spirit each Christmas to help local families, children and seniors over the holiday season,” says Cougars Vice-President Brandi Brodsky. “Our diverse community also has many diverse needs. Our annual Christmas Campaign has been running for over ten years, as we strive to reach as many people as possible – people of all ages and all walks of life – during what can be a very challenging time of year for those in need.”

The 2013 Cougars Christmas Campaign dates are listed below.

Friday November 29 (vs Vancouver). In support of the Prince George Council of Seniors Christmas Hampers. Please bring non-perishable food items, small personal gifts, gift certificates etc. To view the 2013 Wish List please click here.

Saturday, November 30 (vs Vancouver). In support of the Salvation Army Toy Drive. Please bring a new unwrapped toy age appropriate for children.

Friday, December 6. (vs Tri-City) The Yellowhead Rotary Club of Prince George is gathering food for the Salvation Army Food Bank. Please bring non-perishable food items to support families in our community. This game is also our “Pink in the Rink Night” which features the drawing of the winner of the trip to Mexico contest sponsored by Save-On-Foods. In addition to the contest giveaway, this game will feature another ‘first’ for the Prince George Cougars. In order to raise awareness for breast cancer research, the Prince George Cougars will be wearing pink jerseys which will then be auctioned off online with proceeds going towards the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The jersey auction is sponsored by Northland Dodge

Saturday December 7. (vs Tri-City) Our annual Teddy Bear and Toque Toss. When the Cats score their first goal , fans can toss their stuffed animals and toques on the ice. The bears and toques will benefit the RCMP Victim Services Unit, the Salvation Army and other organizations in need over the holiday season.

Tuesday December 10. (vs Kootenay) In support of the Canadian Mental Health Association Gift of Hope. Please bring hats, scarves and mitts which will be collected by the CMHA for their clients.

Wednesday December 11. From 6-7pm come to the CN Centre for the Cougars Annual Family Skate. Popcorn and hot chocolate will be provided. It’s a great opportunity for fans to interact with their favorite players on the ice.

All donations will be collected in Section “X” on the concourse level of the CN Centre on game nights.