The Edmonton Oil Kings have once again partnered with the United Way for the annual Coats for Kids & Families campaign.
The 27th annual event will take place on Saturday, December 15 at 4:00 PM MT when the Oil Kings host the Calgary Hitmen at Rogers Place.
Fans are asked to bring a new or gently-used winter coat to the game in support of Coats for Kids & Families, a program that provides warm coats and other winter items to men, women and children in need in the Alberta Central Region.
In exchange, for every winter coat donated fans will receive a pair of tickets to the Oil Kings game vs. the Vancouver Giants on Tuesday, January 1 at 2:00 PM MT.
“It’s hard to imagine enduring our winter months without the appropriate clothing, but for many people living in poverty in our community, that is a cold, harsh reality,” said Jennifer Herrick, Director, Engagement Marketing, United Way.
“Last year we distributed 8,300 coats, and with 6,000 coats already requested this year, we anticipate the need will be even higher,” Herrick added. “Working with the generosity of our partners like the Edmonton Oil Kings and the people in the Capital Region, we will work to ensure that no one is left out in the cold.”
This year marks the third consecutive season that the Oil Kings and United Way have collaborated to execute this great initiative. To learn more about Coats for Kids & Families, visit here.