Prior to the start of Tuesday night’s game at The Aud, the Kitchener Rangers were pleased to present the proceeds from the 2019 Fan Fest and Barbecue and the Preseason Showcase to the Children’s Wish Foundation.
The Fan Fest and Barbecue raised $4,300 with the Preseason Showcase gate proceeds adding $10,500 for a grand donation total of $14,800.
This year’s proceeds granted 15 year-old Trayton (who’s favourite sport is hockey) and his family his most favourite wish: a trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas. While there, Trayton went deep sea swimming among the reefs and visited all the other attractions that Atlantis has to offer.
“I really don’t know how to describe it but it was just really fun,” Trayton said.
“It’s amazing that the Rangers have done something like this. Thank you so much to everyone.”
Kitchener Rangers Board of Directors President Shawn McKelvie presented the cheque to Anne Boehm, Children’s Wish Foundation Coordinator for Waterloo Region. Boehm described how “the family was just over the moon” with the granted wish.
“Honestly, we can’t say thank you enough to the Rangers and all the fans and community for making this possible,” Boehm said.
Over twenty-two years, Rangers fans have raised over $203,000.00 for the Children’s Wish Foundation.