September 19, 2012
Pats help raise money in support of children's literacy
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It was an early morning for Regina Pats Colton Jobke, Cole Hamblin, Jack Rodewald, Adam Beukeboom and Braden Christoffer as the five were on the corner of 11th Ave and Hamilton St. distributing a special edition of the Leader-Post and collecting donations in support of children's literacy.
It was a cold September morning, but a healthy supply of coffee kept everyone moving and the players put their "hawking" skills to the test.
"I think it's really important," commented Jobke who heads to Houston Aeros Training Camp next week. "The Pats do a lot of work with different events, but I'm particularly fond of this one and going to schools and helping to read to kids. It's very rewarding."
Last year's national Raise-a-Reader campaign raised 1.74 million dollars.
Here are some pictures from the morning: