With the return of the OHL season right around the corner, Rangers Reach is bringing back its Community Impact 50/50 raffle.
This year it will be supporting KidsAbility Foundation. Craig Campbell, Executive Director of Rangers Reach, said this had been a long time coming.
"It always feels great to raise funds and awareness for a local organization, especially following a record draw in May of over $113,000. With the excitement of hockey back at the Auditorium, we look forward to supporting KidsAbility with exposure both inside and outside of the arena as we get back to the game we love," said Campbell.
In a media release, they say the raffle will support innovative programs, the latest technology, and life-changing therapy.
"The work that KidsAbility does in helping kids with developmental disabilities or ailments, it is evident that there is a need for their services. But, unfortunately, they have a huge waitlist, so we just felt it was a natural fit to get involved with them," said Campbell.
Campbell adds the raffle is about bringing back the excitement for the return of hockey. While people won't be allowed to watch the team skate during training camp, they will be allowing fans to watch the team's first exhibition game on September 10. However, The Aud will only be accommodating 1,000 fans per game.
The Community Impact 50/50 Raffle kicked off on September 3rd, and the grand prize draw will happen on October 8th, at the Kitchener Rangers Home Opener.