The Islanders are proud to announce that WBM Office Systems will be sponsoring Islanders Training Camp this September in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. As part of the partnership, WBM will be donating $15,000 to the Islanders Children’s Foundation.
The Islanders, meanwhile, will be providing 30 youth hockey bags full of equipment, which will also be distributed to Saskatoon inner-city youths in the Saskatoon area. WBM supports these children throughout the year and the Islanders are thrilled to be able to contribute by exposing them to the great game of hockey.
“Both WBM and the Islanders share a lot of the same values in terms of investing in our community and really looking to the kids in our community,” said WBM Vice President Brett Bailey. “I think that the partnership has had a great impact so far and we’re just getting started.”
The 30 youth hockey bags will be filled with Islanders-branded equipment, including sticks, skates, pads, helmets, jersey’s and more. At an event held in Saskatoon to announce the partnership, young children cheered and waved Islanders flags. Inner-city youths in Saskatoon will now have share the unique experience that is enjoyed by Long Island youths who participate in the Islanders Hockey Academy.
|Inner-city children in Saskatoon will receive the same type of equipment that was distributed to participants of the Islanders Hockey Academy. |
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A national minor-hockey AAA tournament—geared for players born in 1996—will be held at Credit Union Centre in conjunction with the Islanders' camp. Teams from Toronto and other sites in Ontario will join squads from Calgary, Winnipeg, Regina and Saskatoon for the Saskatchewan Cup. The host city will field an all-star team to be called the Saskatoon Islanders.
The Islanders, through their training camp, and event sponsor WBM Office Systems, are making a donation to the Saskatoon Minor Hockey Association, which will also receive all of Saskatchewan Cup proceeds. In addition, proceeds from the programs sold at the Islanders two pre-season games played in Saskatoon, will go to Care and Share.