The Victoria firefighters will be hosting a tailgate party prior to Friday’s (June 30th) home game against our island rival, the Nanaimo Timbermen. The tailgate will include a food trailer to purchase hamburgers along with beverages and the Firefighters will also be bringing one of their trucks for kids to sit and get pictures taken. The proceeds from the event will go towards the firefighters Ride to Conquer Cancer in memory of their late fire chief Doug Angrove. This year, Victoria Fire’s fundraising goal is $100,000, so Shamrocks Nation, come out and support your local firefighters, then come inside and cheer on the Rocks!
The party starts at 5 pm, with arena doors opening at 6:30, and ball drop at 7:30 as the Shamrocks look to take the first two games from Nanaimo this season after a 16-9 road win up island two weeks ago.
In January, we lost a very important member of the Shamrocks family as longtime volunteer Lawrie Smith passed away. Lawrie always had time to help out, volunteering to coach baseball, hockey and lacrosse. Smith’s biggest passion was lacrosse, as he worked as an usher, and ticket taker, before working as the Shamrocks head of security for more than fifty years. Lawrie’s family will be in attendance for the ceremonial face-off, and there will be a moment of silence in his honour along with an award announcement in the 2nd intermission.
Also, Shamrocks fans are continuing to raise money towards the ‘Constable Sarah Beckett Memorial Scholarship Fund’ for the next three home games until the end of our game versus Coquitlam on July 14th. Fans can enter to have the awesome opportunity to be on the floor before the game and drop the ball for the ceremonial face-off on July 28th Fan Appreciation game by making a donation towards the scholarship near the 50/50 table. Any donation will enter you into the draw for this amazing Shamrocks opportunity.