Braves collect for food banks

Fans asked to bring non-perishable food item to Friday night's game

The Saanich Braves are looking to their fans to provide an assist on their goal to help out some of their neighbours in need.

The Braves and Saanich News have teamed up with KOOL FM for its Food for Families Fill-Up. Hockey fans are asked to bring a non-perishable food items to the Braves Friday night game against the Kerry Park Islanders.

“The KOOL folks want to fill up a truck so they have enough food to distribute to the four food banks,” said Bonnie Light, the Braves sponsorship co-ordinator.

The Food for Families Fill-Up is a KOOL FM initiative to support the four regional food banks in Greater Victoria. When the Braves were approached by KOOL FM to take part in the food drive, the team jumped at the opportunity.

“We wanted to do something to help people who are less fortunate and might be hungry at this time of year,” said Light.

Fans can bring their non-perishable food items to Pearkes Arena for Friday’s game that starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, and $5 for children. Kids wearing Saanich Minor Hockey jerseys get in for free.