When they hit the ice hockey players are often said to play with heart, later this month the Drayton Valley Thunder will also be playing for heart.
When the Sherwood Park Crusaders drop into the Omniplex on Jan. 20 they’ll face a slightly different looking Drayton Valley Thunder. Thunder players will be sporting unique jerseys that will be worn for that one game only in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. During the game fans will be able to bid on the jerseys, with all the funds raised going to support the organization. Jerseys will go home with their new owners that same night.
“Whoever’s the highest bidder will get the jersey right off the player’s back,” said Paula Maciborsky, who has put the fundraiser together.