(ISN) – The Cariboo Cougars Hockey Club are proud to announce their 5th Annual Jameson Jones Night will take place next Saturday, January 31st, as the Cougars welcome the Kootenay Ice for the final home games of the 2014-15 BCMML Season.
The tradition started in 2011, when Cats players went to Children’s Hospital in Vancouver to visit young Jameson, who at the time was battling cancer. Since then, the Cougars have raised thousands of dollars for BC Children’s Hospital, and local families with sick kids, who have had to travel back and forth to the Lower Mainland for treatment. Since that time, Jameson has beat his illness, but because so many other kids from out region utilize the facility, the fundraiser remains a tradition for the Cats.
This year, in honour of the upcoming winter games, the Cats are excited to announce Nanguz, the 2015 Canada Winter Games Mascot, will be at the game to help with the ceremonial face-off, as well as hang out with fans during the first period of the game.
In additionto these festivities, the Cariboo Cougars will also be raising their Mac’s Midget AAA Championship banner, rounding out the big night at Kin 1 Arena.
As is tradition, the Cariboo Cougars will be taking donations upon entrance to Kin 1 arena, and during the game, which will then be given to BC Children’s Hospital, in Jameson’s name. Game time next Saturday is 7:15pm, with a puck drop ceremony and a group of special anthem singers.