Attendees at the hockey game Dec. 10 at NexSource Centre between the Bantam AA West Central Tigers and the Airdrie Lightning tossed toques and other new or gently used winter items onto the ice after second period.
Around 300 winter items were collected and will be distributed in the Sylvan Lake, Eckville, Rocky Mountain House, Bentley and Rimbey communities to those needing winter clothing items this season. Mostly hats, toques, mitts and socks were tossed on the ice but there were a few coats donated as well.
“It was very successful and we are really proud of our boys for getting so involved,”Carolynn Tisdale, manager of the Tigers, wrote in an email.
“A huge ‘thank you’ goes out to all our parents and grandparents for their participation,” she added, acknowledging the large amount of grandparents who attend all the games.
Last year the team did a teddy bear toss and collected food bank items so they decided to do something different this year.
Sylvan Lakers on the team will be giving out some of the donations at Sylvan Lake Community Partners Dec. 14 at 3:45 p.m.