February 23, 2014, Brandon, MB. (ISN) – The Brandon Wheat Kings, in association with the Brandon Humane Society are pleased to announce plans for the annual Pucks 4 Pets Ball Toss for a Toonie, scheduled for this Wednesday night when the Lethbridge Hurricanes pay a visit to Westman Communications Group Place.
Fans attending the game, which is also the second and final Rain Check Game of the 2013-14 Western Hockey League season, are being encouraged to purchase a tennis ball at the game and toss them to the ice during the second intermission. If your numbered ball is retrieved by Digit, the golden retriever, you will win a 2014-15 Wheat Kings’ Season Ticket.
All proceeds from the sale of the tennis balls will be donated to the Brandon Humane Society.
Because Wednesday is also Rain Check Night, fans can exchange any unused ticket (dated December 10th through February 22nd) at the Keystone Centre box office for a “free” ticket to this game (regular box office agency fees apply).
Wednesday’s game will be the final game of the month for the Wheat Kings, who will wind up February having played fourteen games – 8 at home and six away – over 26 days.
The Wheat Kings will enter the game with a record of 29-26-6-2 following Saturday night’s 7-4 win over the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors. Brandon is currently two points behind the sixth place Swift Current Broncos in the WHL’s Eastern Conference. Both Prince Albert and Red Deer sit four points off the pace.
ABOUT BRANDON HUMANE SOCIETY: The Brandon Humane Society has been in operation since 1946 when it was founded by Eleanor Kidd. She originally housed the shelter in her garage on 13th Street, then in an abandoned stable near Empress Bay, and later in an old barn near the riverbank where Eleanor Kidd Gardens are now located. In 1997, the shelter moved to its new premises at 2200 17th Street East. These days, our residents – both cats and dogs – live in a comfortable building with heat and air conditioning, two large exercise yards, an enclosed cat patio, and enough kennels for 20 cats and 13 dogs. When our kennels are full, our dedicated volunteers foster animals in their own homes.Since this is a no-kill shelter, the atmosphere is very positive… our animals are loved and well cared for as they wait to be adopted.