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Hockey Equipment Drive Ends with Mound of Donations

October 29, 2012 10:24 AM | Sports


A two-week, city-wide hockey drive to collect used equipment was a success.

Mayor Sam Katz presented Sport Manitoba’s KidSport program, Winnipeg Minor Hockey and Hockey Manitoba with bags of donated equipment Monday morning at Pioneer Arena.

City facilities have been collecting items since October 15 for youth who would not otherwise be able to afford hockey equipment.

“Hockey equipment is always in high demand,” said Jeff Hnatiuk, president and CEO of Sport Manitoba. “We appreciate the support we’ve received from the City of Winnipeg in helping to give kids the opportunity to play and experience the positive benefits of sport.”

Play It Again Sports donated hockey and ringette sticks to the cause.

— Staff

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