It was a game of shake, rattle and score yesterday as Calgary Hitmen fans shook up the ’Dome in support of the Calgary Food Bank.
Fans were encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations to the game against the Medicine Hat Tigers and in exchange, received boxes of Kraft Dinner to use as noisemakers to support their team.
“I think it’s a great idea and a fun way to support a good cause and let the kids make some noise,” Josh Bianchini said while watching the game with his two sons.
Mike Moore, business operations director for the Hitmen hockey club said the event was an interactive way for fans to get even more involved in the game.
“It’s great for everyone involved to be able to help replenish and build back up the shelves of the food bank, especially at a time when they need it the most,” Moore said.
Heidi Lambie, of the Calgary Food Bank, said January is the time they need the most help. “The donations go down drastically this time of year, and hunger is a year-round situation,” she added.
Lambie said fans were encouraged to drop off the Kraft Dinner on their way out. The Hitmen will be delivering the donations to the food bank this morning.
The Hitmen inspired a lot of noisemaking in their 6-0 win over the Tigers.
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