Powell River Kings help promote text-to-donate campaign

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Powell River Kings, BC Hockey League, continues its donation campaign that began in 2021.

Shaw Communications is once again partnering with the BC Hockey League (BCHL) for an SMS donation initiative called Brighter Communities.

Last year, for the inaugural campaign, which aims to make a difference in the lives of children and youth in each of the 17 communities where the league has teams, the Kings chose Special Olympics-Powell River as the beneficiary. The hockey club will continue this partnership in 2022.

“We are very grateful that the Kings have chosen us again as the recipient of the SMS donation program,” said Special Olympics-Powell River coordinator Jackie Milsom. “They have been a great ally to us for many years and we greatly appreciate their continued support.”

Milsom said Special Olympics has opened up local programs in recent months.

“It has been exciting for all of us, but especially for the athletes. they are excited to be back participating in their sports and reconnecting with their friends and coaches,” she added. “Curling, golf, water sports, floor hockey and more recently bocce have started. Petanque is a program that many of our athletes of different ages can participate in, so we are happy to be able to offer our athletes the opportunity to return.

Funds raised through the SMS donation program will be used for equipment purchases, facility rentals and travel to tournaments, according to Milsom.

“A lot of our athletes live on a fixed income, so we try to limit the costs of participating in our programs for them,” she said. “It is an exciting time to be able to offer our athletes the opportunity to resume their regular programs which they have missed so much, so we appreciate any support we receive to help us provide our athletes with the chance to continue to participate. playing sports and reconnecting with their community.

Supporters can donate $10 through May 31, 2022 by texting a charity’s unique code to 41010. The code to donate to Special Olympics-Powell River is: PRKIDS.

Shaw will match each donation dollar for dollar, up to a total of $3,000 per charity.

For more information on Brighter Communities, visit bchl.ca/bchl-and-shaw-team-up-again-to-support-local-charities. For more details on the SMS giving initiative, visit bchl.ca/shaw.

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