A cheque for $13,000 was presented to Kidsport by the Shooting Stars Foundation today as the annual “Sticks Ball Hockey Classic” happens at the International Trade Centre.
Former Regina Pat Jordan Eberle joined the foundation that was set up by two other Pats alumni– Mike Sillinger and Jamie Heward in 2007 a few years ago.
He loves being back in Regina for this fundraiser which has become a yearly event with this one being the 11th.
“You get to raise some money while hanging out with your friends and playing hockey. It doesn’t get much better than that. “Eberle said just days after returning to Canada after playing at the World Hockey Championship in Denmark. “It goes to a great cause and it’s always been a fun event.”
Another person in town for the event is former Edmonton Oiler and Los Angeles King Jarret Stoll. The Yorkton native says you don’t say to no to these types of things if your schedule allows it and he is happy to be a part of this year’s event.
“I didn’t know much about this until Mike Sillinger told me about it.” Stoll said. “As soon as he told me, I jumped at it right away to support Kidsport and his foundation. If you can make it happen, you make it happen.”
Others taking part included Pats alumni like Garth Murray, Adam Strueby, Ed Staniowski and Jock Callander.
The funds given to Kidsport were donated in the memory of Adam Herold. The 16-year-old was the captain of the Regina Pat Canadians this past season and was one of the 16 killed last month in the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash.