Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals Hockey Club is proud to announce that during the 2014-15 WHL season the team helped raise over $375,000 for local organizations and charitable causes through a variety of promotions and initiatives. The team has helped raise over $1,400,000 during their four seasons on the island.
The Royals’ annual Pink in the Rink game was once again a huge success, as the club, fans and sponsors combined to raise more than $30,000 in support of the BC Cancer Foundation.
In December, the annual Teddy Bear Toss Night saw over $27,000 worth of teddy bears donated to the BC Children’s Hospital, the Salvation Army and the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.
The team also continued their Stop Hunger Campaign in conjunction with Shields Harney Law Firm. In addition to a cash donation of $3,500 to the Mustard Seed Food Bank, for every save made by a Royals’ goaltender one pound of non-perishable food was also donated – totaling over 2,000 pounds this past season.
The Royals were again proud to have been able to support KidSport Victoria, an organization that works hard to provide local children with the opportunity to play sports. This past season, through a partnership with Investors Group, $10 from every home goal scored was donated by Investors Group to KidSport Victoria.
The 2014-15 season raised more than $120,000 through 50/50 and Chuck-A-Puck sales at Royals’ home games, with proceeds going primarily to minor hockey associations in the Greater Victoria region.
Direct donations of tickets, suites, merchandise and ticket-based fundraising initiatives added up to over $65,000 and benefitted various organizations and associations in the Capital Region. Plus, as always, Marty the Marmot once again delivered an energetic year out in the community and raised more than $16,000 for a variety of causes and organizations