The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are encouraging fans to clean out their closets this weekend in support of the United Way.
The annual Koats for Kids campaign still needs donations of gently used winter clothing to fill its racks, including children’s coats, ski pants, boots, mittens, hats and scarves.
With a shortage of 1,000 coats earlier this season, the United Way put the call out and Winnipeggers responded. However, those donations have now gone, and with colder temperatures on the way, Koats for Kids again needs the public’s assistance.
Fans can bring their donations to the Bomber Store on Saturday. Each person who donates will receive a $20 Bomber Store voucher.
The team has committed to make their own donation in the form of 50 youth parkas and toques.
Blue Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice and players Doug Brown, Steve Morley, Chris Cvetkovic, and Obby Khan will sign autographs at the store between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. tomorrow.