More than $5,500 raised from Bandits ALS fundraiser

BROOKS, AB (June 17, 2015) – The Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) are delighted to announce that $5,533.35 were raised at the team’s “Strike Out ALS” Jersey Fundraiser on January 31st.

A cheque on behalf of the Bandits organization was presented this past week by Bandits Manager of Marketing and Community Relations Jaime Currie to ALS Society of Alberta Executive Director Karen Caughey at the organization’s Calgary office.

“As an organization, we’re delighted to be able to help support a great, worthy Canadian cause like the ALS Society,” said Currie. “We’d also like to thank all of our Bandit fans who stepped up and donated during the event and helped make it a great success.”

The fundraiser saw the Bandits wear special “Strike Out ALS” jerseys for their January 31st home game, a 6-1 win over the visiting Camrose Kodiaks. Throughout the evening, Bandit fans were invited to place bids on the game-worn jerseys from the night, with the proceeds being donated to the Society.

The ALS Society of Alberta is a non profit organization based in Calgary that supports people living with and affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, or “Lou Gehrig’s disease”). More information on the society can be found at

The Bandits will be holding another charity jersey auction this coming season, with special sweaters worn on February 5th and 6th for home games against Camrose and Drumheller.