Brandon, Manitoba - The Western Hockey League's Brandon Wheat Kings have announced plans to again join forces with the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation and the Brandon business community for another Goals for Kids campaign.
As in past years, several local businesses will serve as corporate sponsors this season. Each time the hockey club scores a goal, these sponsors will donate at least $25 to the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation. All proceeds will go towards helping to make a dream come true for western Manitoba children that suffer from serious illnesses.
The Wheat Kings' Goals for Kids campaign was established during the 1992-93 WHL season and has raised over $300,000 since then.
Entering this weekend's games against the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes and Swift Current Broncos, the Wheat Kings have scored 62 goals in nineteen games (3.26 goals per game) and raised close to $2,000 in donations. Swiss left-winger Alessio Bertaggia leads the club with eight goals, followed by all star defenceman Ryan Pulock with eight.
Among the many businesses participating in this year's campaign is Brandon Source for Sports, one of the club's major corporate partners.
The others include Crocus Credit Union, C & C Rentals, Paterson Patterson Wyman and Abel, Morningstar Metals, EMCO Waterworks, Dr. Brian Kiliwink, Precision Toyota, Roy Johnston and Co., J & G Homes, Kuipers Family Bakery, Forbidden Flavours, Wheat City Roofing, Mobile One Marine, Total Eye Care, Advance Autobody, Jason Krieser of the Keystone Centre, Al Rosendaal of Investors Group, NAPA Traction, The 40 and Dr. Nadia Cymbaluk.
For more information on Goals for Kids visit the hockey team's official website located at www.wheatkings.com
On the ice, the Wheat Kings enter weekend play with a record of 2-1-0 through the first three games of their current home stand and 9-7-2-1 overall. Brandon is currently sitting alone in second place in the WHL's Eastern Division.
Tickets to this weekend's games are on sale now at the Keystone Centre box office, by calling 726-3555 or online at keystonecentre.com