Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Warriors Look to Lend a Helping Hand to the Humane Society

Moose Jaw, SK--The Warriors won’t only be trying to fill up the opposing net with pucks Saturday February 12th, but also filling nets with pet toys for the Moose Jaw Humane Society. The team has challenged their fans to help raise funds for a cause that is near to every Warriors heart, and help provide a toy for those animals in transition before they find a home. “We love when we can lend a hand to a local organization like the Humane Society,” commented Director of Community Relations, Marnel Rasmussen. “We know our fans will support our friends at the Humane Society and that the fundraiser will be a ton of fun for the players and fans,” she added.

Fans will be asked to bring in new pet item such as cat or dog toy (like squeaky toys, tennis balls, or scratching posts) or a simple cash donation. The Warriors have set a goal of raising $1000.00 in cash donations along with a hockey net full of toys for the Moose Jaw Humane Society. Great prize packs will be up for grabs like “Get Your Paws on This”, which includes three limited edition photos of players with pets, “A Dog Pack of Fun”, that has enough tickets for you and 7 friends to attend a Warriors game and Skills Competition and the “Be the Cats Meow” prize of winning a chance to be a guest judge at the Warriors Skills Competition on February 20th.

The Moose Jaw Humane Society provides care, protection and medical needs for the abandoned, abused and neglected animals of Moose Jaw. The Humane Society cares for over 1,700 animals every year. Fundraising and Promotions Coordinator, Karla Pratt is excited about the opportunity and ability to reach such a wide base of Moose Javians through a promotion with the Warriors Hockey Club. “We’re just so thrilled to again partner with a great organization like the Warriors for this event! Without the community's support, the Humane Society wouldn't be what it is today, and we're most grateful for both the exposure for the shelter at the game as well as for the donations for the animals in our care,” said Karla Pratt. “A sincere thank you on behalf of those dogs and cats who cannot speak for themselves is extended to the Warriors and their fans for their ongoing dedication to the pets in need in our community,” she added.

Volunteers from the Humane Society will be set up on both sides of the Civic Center for Saturday night’s game to collect pet toys and cash donations. A very special puck drop and pre-game presentation will complete the promotion with a furry friend on hand. Support the Humane Society and your Moose Jaw Warriors by bringing a pet toy or donation when the Warriors face the Saskatoon Blades on Saturday February 12th. Looking to adopt a pet? Visit or call 692-0720.

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