On Friday, a very wonderful, exciting thing happened at the Art Holding Memorial Arena in Chase. Our Chase Heat KIJHL hockey team held its Stick It to Cancer Pink night.
The arena was packed with enthusiastic fans, many dressed in pink to show their support and the hockey team played the game of its life, winning over Kimberley 4 -1.
But the most awesome sight was to see 17 young men, dressed in their pink jerseys, lined up to have their heads shaved after the game, all to raise funds for breast cancer research.
Their pink jerseys were auctioned off, there were pledges made by family and friends for the boys to shave their heads as well as other fundraising opportunities for everyone to contribute to in support of the boys. And support them the community did, showing why they are the best fans and supporters in all of B.C. A total of just over $2,500 was raised which, for a small community, is commendable.
The only thing that could have made it more memorable would have been to have some of the media from Kamloops cover this very positive evening.
The newspapers, radio and TV stations had been advised of this event and we felt sure someone would be out to showcase our community in a positive light.
It seems that the only time media from Kamloops comes to Chase is when there is something controversial happening.
What a shame, you all missed a wonderful opportunity to witness a great event and show that Chase is more than public hearings and negative events.
There are many KDN subscribers in Chase that support your newspaper and, I’m sure, would love to see some positive coverage of events in Chase.