Given the pandemic and no OHL hockey at the moment, Rangers Reach has not yet been able to connect with fans in-person, but those fans have still come through for the community.
Rangers Reach, which was established in June 2020, is a community non-profit organization that supports community giving and events for the Kitchener Rangers.
The organization is currently raising funds for the St. Mary's General Hospital Foundation, through a 50/50 draw.
It's the second Community Impact 50/50 Raffle Rangers Reach has run, the first one this past fall supported Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region, House of Friendship, Canadian Mental Health Association and The Food Bank of Waterloo Region.
"I believe that the Rangers’ history has a lot to do with our attitude to continue having an impact in our community during the pandemic. Sure we all want (junior) hockey to return, but in its absence, we can concentrate our efforts into being a good community citizen." Craig Campbell, Executive Director of Rangers Reach, told KitchenerToday.com on Thursday.
"We talked about how to continue our impact and after speaking with St. Mary’s about the vital cardiac care they provide, it was evident that regular type health care doesn’t take a pause in the midst of a pandemic. So we chose to partner with them and try to raise some funds with our raffle." Campbell added.
The draw will take place on February 1, and as of Thursday afternoon the jackpot is already over $9,500.
You can find out more and buy tickets through the Rangers Reach website.