Wednesday, January 23, 2013
PATS SKILLS COMPETITION
New for this year, the Skills Competition will be preceded by a Pats Alumni Game. Fans get a chance to see former Pats return to the ice featuring Ed Staniowski, Mike Sillinger, Dale Derkatch, Jamie Heward and many more. Fans have the opportunity to take a piece of the game home with them as the Pats Alumni jerseys will be auctioned off in support of former Pats Captain Kyle Deck and the Kidney Foundation. To build on the money raised, the Shooting Stars Foundation and its founders Jordan Eberle, Jamie Heward and Mike Sillinger are pledging to match the funds earned through the Alumni Jersey Auction.
"Hockey is a small world and Kyle is a dear friend," says Heward. "As Regina Pats Alumni, Jordan, Mike and I are extremely proud to help out in any way we can."
Sillinger adds, "What better way to help out? Let's play some hockey with friends in front of great fans and at the same time support a fellow alumnus in need with a jersey auction. Come out and bid!"
After competing in the Alumni Game, former Pats join current members of the Blue and White along with a select group of local media to go head to head in the four challenges with each player's points affecting the team total.
"Every year we strive to put together new and exciting events for our fans to enjoy and this season's Prairie Mobile Skills Competition being held in the Brandt Centre will be like no other," says Pats V.P. of Business Operations, Cliff Mapes. "These events don't take place without our important corporate partners and once again I would like to thank Shea Paisley of Prairie Mobile Communications for taking a lead role in this event for the third time along with Mike Sillinger, Jamie Heward and Jordan Eberle of the Shooting Stars Foundation for supporting the Alumni Game fundraiser for Kyle."
The Brandt Centre doors open at 6 p.m. on Monday and admission is by minimum donation to the Kyle Deck Foundation/ Regina Kidney Foundation. The event will be hosted by the Wolf Morning Show with Chad and Ballsy from 104.9 The Wolf as well as Ryan Schultz from 620 CKRM.
For more information on the Prairie Mobile Pats Skills Competition and Alumni Game, visit ReginaPats.com or call the Pats Office at 522-PATS.