Pucks bring in bucks
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 11, 2020 - Get Involved

Photo: Cindy Rogers/Nyasa Photography

The YMCA of Okanagan was a big winner when the pucks flew at a recent Kelowna Rockets contest.

The YMCA was the benefactor of the Rockets’ charity puck toss on Jan. 26, and more than $3,400 was raised as a result.

The purchase of pucks brought in $2,165, and then Melcor Developments donated another $1,250 on behalf of the residents of BlueSky at Black Mountain.

“We are honored to be a part of this amazing fundraiser and to have been chosen as the charity for this game,” YMCA of Okanagan marketing and fund development manager Rhonda Zakala said in a press release.

“This generous donation will enable more kids to attend summer camp, more toddlers to access pre-school programs and more families to afford swim lessons.”

Those who attend Rockets games purchase a rubber puck and then throw it on the ice during the second intermission. The pucks that land closest to the faceoff dots win prizes.

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