Charity hockey game helps local teen

Smokies host TRU Saturday night

Sometimes the game of hockey becomes more than just a game, it can be a vehicle to help others.

On Saturday the Trail Smoke Eaters will hit the ice with the specific goal of raising funds for Kolby Zanier, daughter of Trail Smoke Eaters assistant coach, Barry Zanier.

Kolby is awaiting a heart transplant in an Edmonton children’s hospital, where the family has been residing for the past months.

“Anything we can do to get people out to the game will help,” said Smoke Eater president Tom Gawryletz. “We’d like to stress that every nickel raised at the game will be going to Kolby’s trust fund.”

The Smoke Eaters will host the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack from Kamloops in a special exhibition game, with all gate revenue donated to Kolby’s trust fund at the TD Canada Trust branch in Trail.

The team is charging a flat fee of $6 for all seats with no reserved seating for this game.  There’s no charge for kids under five, but families are encouraged to add donations.

The game will also feature a puck toss and door prizes such as a retro Smoke Eaters jersey, hats and gift certificates all generating funds for Kolby.

The Smoke Eaters urge everyone to come out and support this fundraiser.

For more info please call Tom at 368-5000.