In the first game of a weekend double-header at Bonnetts Energy Centre, the Grande Prairie Storm will wear purple in partnership with IMPACT to support Family Violence Prevention Month.
On November 3rd, the Storm are scheduled to face off against the Lloydminster Bobcats in the Paint the Stands Purple game. Storm Executive Director Nicole Menzies says the game will feature booths and information set up in the lobby before and during the game for fans to educate themselves about the work IMPACT does in the community.
“We thought it would be a good way to kickstart the month by bringing awareness to family violence prevention and the resources available to people in Grande Prairie and the Peace Country should they need them,” she says.
In addition to educational opportunities for fans, Menzies says fundraising efforts are scheduled for the second intermission of the game, with funds going directly to IMPACT.
“This is really important for us because our players are young male athletes, and we know they can do a lot with helping to educate and promote all of these different causes.”
Fans are asked to wear purple along with the team at the game, and the puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.