The Badges versus Bolts charity hockey game took place over the weekend. Members of Lethbridge police, fire and emergency services, along with the RCMP teamed up to face off against the Lethbridge Lightning. The Badges picked up the win, but the big winner of the event was the Jack Ady Cancer Centre. Alex Sirard, the goaltender for the Lethbridge Lightning, says the money raised from the game went to supporting those who are battling cancer.
“The $1,200 was assigned halfway through the second. We gave the cheque after the second period. By the end of the third with all the extra donations that were given throughout the game, we’re probably closer to $1,500. We gave control of the game to the fans as they were able to put on bids and give money away to charity. In this case to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre in exchange of things throughout the game. Whether they could make trades from the Lightning to the Badges, they could also decide who would get a penalty shot, and who would get a penalty. So they had way more control of the game than we did. Which made the game a lot more interesting.”
Sirard says the group is hoping to play another charity hockey game next year to continue raising money for great causes.