GREATER SUDBURY – The Sudbury Wolves will don special Superhero themed jersey for the second season in a row in support of local children’s charities. Sunday February 19th when the Wolves host the Niagara IceDogs in a 2pm matinee, the Wolves will wear the nostalgic Batman themed jerseys which will be auctioned off throughout the game with proceeds going to the NEO KIDS FOUNDATION. The jerseys were unveiled at a media conference on Monday at St. Louis Bar & Grill.
“We are thankful to the Sudbury Wolves for hosting the Superhero Jersey Day in support of NEO Kids Foundation,” said Patricia Mills, President of NEO Kids Foundation. “There is nothing more unique or special than seeing our community come together to support health care for children across northeastern Ontario. Being sick at a hospital is never fun, especially for children, but they are constantly proving that there is a hero inside all of us.”
In addition to the jersey auction, funds will also be raised through a special superhero raffle and SKATER’S EDGE will also be selling a limited number of Superhero t-shirts with $5 from every t-shirt sold going towards the charity. Additional corporate ticket packages were sold specially for this afternoon affair that will help the celebration and the charitable cause. Sunday’s game is sponsored by ST. LOUIS BAR & GRILL. Fans are encouraged to dress up as their favourite Superhero as St. Louis will be awarding lucky fans during the first intermission costume contest.
The Sudbury Wolves were the first team in the Canadian Hockey League to wear superhero themed jerseys last season. “We are very pleased to continue the tradition and to be working with NEO Kids as the benefactor of our second annual Superhero game,” said Andrew Dale, VP of Marketing & Development, Sudbury Wolves. “We need Superheroes in our lives. Superheroes are such a strong symbol for kids battling illness. Often our players are looked up to by kids as superheroes and role models in the community. The work, that the NEO Kids foundation does and the doctors, nurses, volunteers and allied health staff do, to support the children’s treatment make them all superheroes to us. NEO Kids in our community, serving regional patients closer to home, has such a strong impact on the northeastern Ontario community and we are very proud to support this initiative.”
Sunday’s game wraps up a busy week for the Wolfpack as they visit the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Wednesday before returning home for a double header weekend on Friday when they host the North Bay Battalion at 7:00pm and IceDogs on Sunday. The Wolves will make their 2nd of 3 fan engagement appearances at the New Sudbury Centre on Saturday February 18th from 2-4pm.
Tickets are on-sale now for both games at the Sudbury Arena Box Office, by calling 705-671-3000 or online at greatersudbury.ca/tickets. There are limited tickets available for Sunday’s Superhero game so contact the box office early.
Northeastern Ontario Kids Foundation:
NEO Kids Foundation is dedicated to building awareness for children’s care needs and raising funds for services, equipment and research to help our youngest and most vulnerable patients. A healthy beginning builds a healthy life.