More than 4,000 elementary school students from across Sarnia and Lambton County were at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena to cheer on the home team, as the Sarnia Sting took to the ice against the Saginaw Spirit on Tuesday, November 7th.
“What an exciting day for our students,” says Ryan Hare, Vice Principal of St. Patrick’s Catholic High School and event organizer. “It was a huge undertaking that required support from many, many people; but the smiles on the kids’ faces made it all worthwhile!”
Mr. Hare is also a former Sting player.
Special thanks to Progressive Auto Sales, the Sting Assist Program and Kyle’s No Frills Sarnia, which provided apples, bananas, granola bars and chocolate milk for the students.
There was special pricing for the tickets and both the Sting organization and Progressive Auto Sales partnered to ensure that no student was left out due to financial concerns.
Curriculum material was integrated into the gameday experience, with a focus on active and healthy living and a number of exercise routines and stretches, provided by the Sting players.