in partnership with
The Vancouver Giants Hockey Club has a long and proud history of giving back to our community. We are honoured to work closely with a number of charitable organizations and causes, just a few of which are listed below.
|KIDS UP FRONT
We encourage our Season Ticket Holders and Corporate Partners to donate tickets to Kids Up Front on a regular basis. They do tremendous work providing sporting, concert and cultural event tickets to children and families who otherwise couldn't afford to attend.
TEDDY BEAR TOSS - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BC HONDA DEALERS
And don't forget to support CKNW Orphans' Fund Pledge Day on Friday, December 7th! Every donation of $98 or more will earn a reward of two free Giants tickets, a $10 White Spot gift card and a $10 Chevron gift certificate!
|FILL THE RINK ON RENFREW: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7
Help us fill the Food Bank this Thanksgiving Weekend by filling the Rink on Renfrew! Bring non-perishable food items and/or baby supplies to both the games on Friday, October 5 and Sunday, October 7. We'll collect all donations as fans enter the rink, with Friday's donations benefitting JRFM's Basics for Babies and Sunday's donations benefitting the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.
|BC CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
Giants Co-Owner Michale Buble is a proud supporter of BC Childrens' Hospital Foundation, having donated countless dollars and hours to their cause over the course of his career. With the Giants, Michael has donated a suite for the entire season which is used to give deserving families a night out to cheer on the Giants! Also, Giants players and staff make regular visits to the hospital throughout the season.
HOCKEY DAY AT SDSS
Source: SOUTH DELTA LEADER
Published: November 24, 2011
The bleachers were packed to capacity at South Delta Secondary School on Tuesday (Nov. 22) as students crammed into the gym for a one-of-a-kind sports game.
The intense interest wasn’t for a championship title or a home opener, but for a charity floor hockey event. Students dropped cash into a donation box to watch their teachers take on 12 fellow classmates who also moonlight as Vancouver Giants.
“It was overwhelming,” said organizer Sandra Adamson. The resource room teacher attributes the game’s success to 10 students from her class who helped co-ordinate the planning in the lead-up to the game. She said much of the inspiration came from three of the Giants who work as peer tutors for her class.
The idea to raise money came after the class watched an ESPN.com video that documented the struggles of Uganda’s national little league baseball team. Although the Ugandans qualified for last summer’s Little World Series, the players couldn’t compete due to visa and immigration issues that kept them outside of the United States.
She said the peer tutors took it upon themselves to encourage the class to make a difference.
The money raised at Tuesday’s game will go towards funding the efforts of the Langley Little League team, which represented Canada this past summer, to travel to Uganda and bring the Little World Series to Uganda.
“Because this isn’t about sports, but the right to play,” Adamson said.
All of the dozen Giants who attend SDSS played in Tuesday’s game, which ended in a 5-3 win for the students’ team. It was a rough and wild game and one teacher even ended up with a floorball smacking her directly on the mouth.
Giants education advisor Steve Fera said Adamson deserves a lot of the credit for the fundraiser’s success.
“Sandra (Adamson) was outstanding. It couldn’t have gone better,” said Fera. He even went so far as to name her the game’s first star on the teachers’ team.