BROOKS, AB (February 19, 2016) – The Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) are happy to announce that a grand total of $8,957.50 was raised for Brooks Minor Hockey (BMH) as part of the team’s first-ever Brooks Minor Hockey Bandits Home Opener.
As part of the organization’s new three-year partnership with BMH, a portion of the proceeds from the Bandits’ first home game of the season is being donated to BMH. A cheque for the nearly $9,000 donation was presented before the Bandits’ home game on Monday, February 15th by Bandits Manager of Marketing and Community Relations Jaime McIntosh, as well as Bandits President Tom McNulty and Treasurer Kelly Tanigami, to Brooks Minor Hockey President Darcy Dyck.
In addition to the BMH-themed home opener, Bandit players have served as season-long coaching staff assistants with local minor hockey teams under the new “Bandits for BMH” program, while BMH has also begun to adopt the Brooks Junior Bandits moniker for its teams.
As well, free tickets have been provided this season to all participating players at local minor hockey tournaments for Saturday Bandit home games, while minor hockey players have also been featured as the team’s “Honorary Captain” in the pre-game starting lineups throughout games this season.
The Bandits would like to thank all of the fans who turned out for the home opener and helped to support the kick-off of what has become a spectacular partnership between the Bandits and BMH, and look forward to continuing to build on this relationship.
(pictured: L-R, Brooks Bandits Treasurer Kelly Tanigami, Brooks Minor Hockey President Darcy Dyck, Brooks Bandits Manager of Marketing and Community Relations Jaime McIntosh, Brooks Bandits President Tom McNulty)