The Kelowna Rockets raised more than eight tons of food for the Kelowna Community Food Bank during the Red Wings' two days of practices at Prospera Place in Kelowna.
Close to $40,000CN in food donations and a further $3,700 in cash donations were dropped off at Prospera Place as admission to the Wings' practices Wednesday and Thursday. All proceeds were delivered to the Kelowna Community Food Bank at a time when traditionally the food bank suffers from low stock on its shelves.
“We’re very proud of the way Kelowna responded to the Red Wings time here in Kelowna,” Gavin Hamilton said. “To be able to help the food bank out at this time is really special. We thank everyone who donated food or cash. The visit by Detroit was outstanding.
“This was a team effort by everyone involved. The Red Wings were very happy with their stay."