Blue Bombers Lend a Hand to Raise Funds for Injured Puppy

Manitoba Underdogs Rescue is fundraising for Brie, a seven-month-old pup requiring hip surgery. (HANDOUT)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are stepping up to help fundraise for a dog that needs to undergo hip surgery.

Manitoba Underdogs Rescue is holding a BBQ and garage sale at Canad Inns Stadium on Saturday to help raise funds for Brie, a seven-month-old puppy who was rescued from the side of the highway in northern Manitoba. She has partial subluxation in both hips causing her a great deal of pain, according to Jessica Hansen, co-founder/director of the rescue.

Blue Bombers Chris Cvetkovic, Kito Poblah, Joe Lobendahn, Carl Volny, Chris Greaves, Obby Khan and Paul Swiston will be on hand between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to greet fans, sign autographs and pose for photos. Visitors can also buy a team penant for $5, with all funds raised going to Manitoba Underdogs Rescue.

The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. Donations can be arranged by e-mailing or they can be dropped off at the stadium between 10 and 10:30 a.m. the morning of the event.