Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League and its 22 member Clubs are proud to launch the inaugural WHL T’s For Toys Campaign. Mascots from across the WHL have united to raise funds throughout Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest United States to ensure as many children as possible receive toys during the holiday season.
This year, the Saskatoon Blades are proudly partnering with EGADZ Youth Centre, a non-profit local organization that provides programs and services to children, youth and their families in making healthy choices that improves their quality of life.
The WHL T’s For Toys Campaign will give fans an opportunity to purchase, limited-edition WHL Club T-Shirts featuring WHL Club mascots. In all, there will be 22 unique WHL Club T-Shirts to collect, each featuring a different WHL mascot. This marks the first time the 22 WHL mascots have joined forces to benefit children in their communities.
T-Shirts will be available for purchase online at a cost of $20 (CAD) and available in adult and youth sizes. $7.00 (CAD) from each T-Shirt sold will go directly to a local charity in the home community of the mascot depicted on the T-Shirt purchased. The proceeds will be donated to community charities to purchase toys for local children in need.
Each WHL Club has partnered with a local charity to support the WHL T’s For Toys Campaign, which will run through December 11.
Brandon Wheat Kings – Samaritan House
Calgary Hitmen – Calgary Flames Foundation (Flames Alumni in support of the Christmas Toys Program)
Edmonton Oil Kings – Santas Anonymous
Everett Silvertips – TBD
Kamloops Blazers – Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, Children’s Pediatrics
Kelowna Rockets – Joanna’s House
Lethbridge Hurricanes – Lethbridge Family Services Angel Tree for Kids Campaign
Medicine Hat Tigers – Santa Claus Fund
Moose Jaw Warriors – Salvation Army
Portland Winterhawks – Les Schwab Toy Drive
Prince Albert Raiders – Prince Albert Optimist Club
Prince George Cougars – Salvation Army
Red Deer Rebels – Red Deer Christmas Bureau
Regina Pats – Eagle Heart Centre
Saskatoon Blades – EGADZ
Seattle Thunderbirds – Les Schwab Toy Drive
Spokane Chiefs – The Spokesman-Review Christmas Bureau
Swift Current Broncos – Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre
Tri-City Americans – Toys for Tots
Vancouver Giants – BC Children’s Hospital
Victoria Royals – TBD
Winnipeg ICE – Salvation Army
For more information on WHL T’s For Toys, visit WHL.ca/tsfortoys. To purchase your very own Pokecheck mascot t-shirt, please visit: https://whl.entripyshirts.com/ts-for-toys. Let’s give children something to smile about.
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.