Regina Pats Donate $20,000 to Jays Care Foundation
Regina, Saskatchewan –Today, the Regina Pats Hockey Club presented the Jays Care Foundation with a cheque for $20,000. The money was raised during an on-line auction of game worn/ready Jay’s themed hockey jerseys. A limited number were available for sale, as well.
The Pats wore the special uniforms January 6 versus Calgary, on Blue Jays Night. Regina won the game 6-2. Also in attendance was Jay’s outfielder Ezequiel Carrera. He took part in a ceremonial puck drop and signed autographs for fans. Carrera also spent time in the community having lunch at Victoria’s Tavern and getting his hair cut at Ragged Ass Barbers.
“Toronto Blue Jays Night was a special evening for our fans,” said Pats President Todd Lumbard. “Not only did we win the game but our fans stepped up in a big way to support the Jays Care Foundation. This is an example of what can happen when Canada’s oldest junior hockey team and an iconic Canadian sports brand team up.”
The WHL’s leading scorer, Sam Steel, had the top selling jersey on the night at $1800. Team Captain Adam Brooks came in second at $1550. He narrowly edged out newcomer Wyatt Sloboshan whose jersey sold for $1500.
Top Five Jersey Sales
Sam Steel – $1800
Adam Brooks – $1550
Wyatt Sloboshan – $1500
Connor Hobbs – $1450
Nick Henry – $1200
About the Regina Pats
Named for the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, the Western Hockey League’s Regina Pats are the oldest major junior hockey franchise in the world operating from its original location. Since their founding in 1917, the Pats have won three Memorial Cup championships and compete in the WHL’s Eastern Division. To learn more about the Pats, call 306-337-1535 or visit www.reginapats.com.