New jerseys for the Pee Wee Lions hockey team. From left are minor hockey rep Bart Klein

Wetaskiwin Lions support minor hockey Jan. 23

A local service club is continuing their annual support for Wetaskiwin Minor Hockey.

A local service club is continuing their annual support for Wetaskiwin Minor Hockey.

At their regular meeting in the Lions Hall Jan. 23, the Wetaskiwin Lions Club made a donation of $1,000 to the minor hockey association with the intention that the funds would go toward new team jerseys, especially jerseys for the Pee Wee Lions team.

As the meeting began, several Lions had questions about where donations go after minor hockey receives them.

Two representatives of minor hockey, Bart Klein, public relations, and Kris O’Connell, manager of the Pee Wee Lions, attended to provide some information.

Klein said it costs about $60,000 to replace league jerseys every two or three years. “They do get chewed up pretty quick,” said Klein to the Lions members.

Klein said minor hockey appreciates the Lions Club support, and the Lions have been generous to the youth sport organization for many years. “It’s been a long time,” said Klein.

He stated that minor hockey relies on sponsors like the Lions Club and volunteer at a casino every three years to raise funds. Registration fees also help cover expenses, and teams are free to do their own fundraising as well. Financial support is important, stated Klein, as it costs about $150,000 per year to run the minor hockey association.

O’Connell said the Pee Wee Lions have heard many compliments about their sharp-looking jerseys, and some feel they are the best looking jerseys in Alberta.

The manager said the Pee Wee Lions have 16 players, all 11 to 12 years of age. He stated the jerseys are finished locally at Coach’s Source for Sports in Wetaskiwin.

Lions Club members asked if a schedule could be provided to the club so members could attend Pee Wee Lions games. O’Connell said that could easily be arranged.

O’Connell said the financial support makes it possible for families to participate in and enjoy minor hockey. “We really appreciate the sponsorship,” he added.


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