On Saturday, January 28, the Blades will be swapping blue for green for a Saskatchewan-made and inspired jersey on I Love Saskatchewan night when they take on the Lethbridge Hurricanes. In partnership with PotashCorp, the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre and Hardpressed, the focus of the night is to give back to those less fortunate by bringing donations of food with approx. 20 donation bins at the SaskTel Centre, as well as celebrate the culture of Saskatchewan.
“Hockey and food really epitomize what Saskatchewan is all about,” said Blades head coach Dean Brockman, “Growing up on a family farm north of Humboldt near St. Benedict, Saskatchewan, I realized that we were the bread basket.”
It is a slower time of year for the food bank following the holidays and the hope is that this game brings people back into the spirit of giving.
“January is slower for us, people have kind of gone into hibernation during the month of January so it’s nice that they can get out, start thinking about restocking the food bank and watching a great game of hockey”, said Laurie O’Connor, Executive Director of the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre.
Following the game, the jerseys, designed by Hardpressed, will be auctioned off with proceeds going directly to the Food Bank.