Oil Kings Trade Crowns for Halos
From City of Edmonton Website
Edmonton, AB – Edmontonians helping neighbours with snow and ice are being rewarded by those really familiar with ice time.
People nominated as Snow Angels through the City of Edmonton program will receive tickets to an Oil Kings game as a result of a new partnership between the City and the Edmonton Oil Kings. In addition to providing tickets, the Oil Kings players will trade their jerseys and sticks for winter coats and shovels to clear snow from sidewalks in various Edmonton communities in between home games this winter.
“As part of the Rexall Sports Corporation it’s a priority in our organization to always remain focused on the responsibility we have to making a difference in our local community,” said Oil Kings vice president and alternate governor Darryl Porter. “It’s a point we emphasize every day to our players who under our encouragement we are developing for the next level both on and off the ice.”
“We are so happy to have the Oil Kings on board as a program partner,” said Elvie De Benedetto, senior project planner with City of Edmonton Capital City Clean Up. “While the tickets are a great incentive, we really hope seeing the Oil Kings out in the community will inspire others to watch for those in need of snow and ice removal and offer to lend a hand.”
Oil Kings Captain and bronze medalist at the 2012 World Junior Championships Mark Pysyk was among the five Oil Kings players shovelling snow and removing ice from sidewalks in Westmount this morning.
“Anytime you can be a part of a great program like this where you’re helping people out firsthand it’s a great feeling,” said Pysyk. “Hopefully people can take from our lead and choose to volunteer as Snow Angels themselves.”
The Snow Angels program is an awareness and recognition program encouraging Edmontonians to help a neighbour in need of snow removal and to acknowledge those volunteering their time to shovel as a City of Edmonton Snow Angel.
If you have a volunteer you’d like to recognize FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION