Pats hoping to give back on Ignite the Community night

The Regina Pats are hosting their Ignite The Community game on Saturday night at the Brandt Centre. 

Fans are being encouraged to bring warm winter clothing to the game. 

Pats’ CEO Gord Pritchard says tonight allows the team to focus on giving back to the community. 

“We have great community support here in Regina, and this is an opportunity for us to give back to the fans, give back to those that support us in the community,” Pritchard said. “We do our very best during the season – whether it’s our office team members, our players, or our hockey ops staff – to be in the community throughout the year, and this is another way for us to partner with the community and give back.”

Pritchard says the donations will be going to help the community through the All Nations Hope Network.

“I think it’s an important cause, given the time of year, and now that we’re going to get cold here now in the next week or two, it’s important for people that are coming to the game, they can help support this clothing drive,” Pritchard said. “Bring warm winter clothing to the Brandt Centre, we will have vehicles (to fill) on the west side of the concourse near Subway.”

Pritchard says the Pats have more on the way when it comes to being in the community this season. 

“We find ourselves in the schools quite a bit throughout the year, and in the second half with the (Ehrlo) Outdoor Hockey League starting in January – next week, I believe – our players will have the opportunity to make it out to some practices and help out with that as well.”Bennett Dunlop Ford is also assisting in the event. 

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