LANTZ: The East Hants Bantam A Penguins are giving back with an upcoming game.
On Nov. 26, from 5-6:30 p.m, the team is hoping to have a large turnout for their game, that will be raising money for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. Coach Justin Hall said the team picked that organization for a number of reasons.
“My mother suffers from the disease,” said Hall. “We also know of a few kids and coaches within the organization that have it.”
They will be having admission by donation, a bbq, and also a 50/50 draw.
“We will hopefully have the rink filled with purple, have O’ Canada sang, have a ceremonial puck duck —hopefully by someone in the community, but we are not sure yet,” said Hall. “Every player will have purple on their sticks, the goalie’s pads will be decked out in purple.”
Hall says he and his team are hopeful that there will be a good turn out to engage the community as a whole.
“We have a goal of packing the rink and making as much money as possible for the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Foundation, while giving the kids a sense of community,” he said. “I want to make it a huge success and think the community would really get behind this.”