WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and its 12 member teams are excited to team up with Hockey Gives Blood (HGB) for the holiday season.
Founded in 2018, Hockey Gives Blood is a non-profit society that has partnered with the Canadian Blood Services in an effort to engage and educate the hockey community about the importance of blood, stem cells, plasma and organs and tissues.
During the month of December on social media, the MJHL’s 12 member teams will help spread awareness for these causes through the 12 Ways to Save a Life campaign.
“The MJHL has consistently taken a leadership role promoting Hockey Gives Blood throughout the communities in which they play,” shared HGB President, Stu Middleton. “We are excited to see the league, along with their member teams encourage their fans to make a positive difference this holiday season by supporting patients who rely on Canadian Blood Services.”
Since the inception of Hockey Gives Blood in 2018, a number of MJHL teams have individually supported the non-profit organization including the Steinbach Pistons, Waywayseecappo Wolverines, Winkler Flyers and Portage Terriers.
“It was an easy decision to partner with Hockey Gives Blood on this special initiative,” MJHL Commissioner, Kevin Saurette explained. “The amazing work they are doing is vital in helping countless patients in need and the team behind the program along with the resources they provide make it very easy to participate in. We encourage the rest of the “hockey community” throughout the province to get involved. Together, we can all make a positive difference in many lives.”
Visit https://hockeygivesblood.ca/ to learn more about how you can get involved.