While the Big Rapids Cardinal and Cadillac Viking hockey teams face off tonight on the ice for the 131 Cup, BR Hockey Booster Krysti Kidder says the hockey team is partnering with the local AMVETS and American Legion for a great cause.
“All the donations, non-perishable food items at the door will help the AMVETS and American Legion build 150 meal boxes for Thanksgiving for local veterans. So we're asking people to bring a few items to donate. Active military and veterans can get in free and all students if they bring a donation can get in free. We're also going to raffle off some gift cards for anyone that brings in something to help contribute.” Kidder said.
The puck drops at 7pm at the Jim Wink Arena.
The Big Rapids hockey team is also teaming up with Mecosta County Toys for Tots for a teddy bear toss on Saturday, November 27th at noon and 2pm.
Kidder says spectators can bring any new, unwrapped stuffed animal and get ready to throw them on the ice during the first intermission of each game.
Also spectators who bring in an unwrapped, new toy/teddy bear during the Thanksgiving Tournament games will be entered to win a gift card.