The Lloydminster Bobcats are showing their support for Multiple Sclerosis.
Friday nights match up against the Brook Bandits will bring more than hockey to the fans in attendance. The Bobcats and the MS Society of Canada are partnering up again this year to increase recognition of the disease and encourage people to raise funds for research.
Business Manager for the Bobcats Kat Pollard says that this is their chance to shed some light on MS and involve the community.
“We hope people will become a little bit more aware of the prevalence of MS and just understand it a little bit more and by doing our intermission activity hopefully they sit and they can watch that and understand the disease.”
The first intermission activity will involve kids participating in an on ice obstacle challenge. Lloydminster Chapter Manager Patty Milnthorpe says that kids are also affected by MS when someone in their family gets diagnosed and they should have the understanding of the disease.
“Two of the kids from the crowd are going to be chosen and they’re going to come down. It’s a challenge on the ice using MS symptoms and trying to get pucks into the net.”
The organization is encouraging people to wear red to the game to show their support, as well as selling red streaks to be worn during the MS walk taking place on May 5.
The Bobcats are currently on a five game winning streak going into Friday nights game.