Fernie’s Old Growth Hockey club have donated $500 each to Angel Flight and Cycling Without Age.
The club is made up of players over 60 that play regular games to stay active and socialize.
Club treasurer Mike Low said that the club had managed to raise funds through regular small donations through the season.
“Over the course of 27 games, and 30 guys playing hockey, we could raise $900” said Low. “We profit a bit, and we were able to make this little bit of charitable giving.”
Low said that Angel Flight and Cycling Without Age had been chosen to receive the donations through consensus – and relatability.
“We’re all at the age where both of those things are things we might need someday.”
The 2021-2022 winter season was a good one for the team, said Low.
“It was a great season, because we got to play the entire season, unlike the prior two years.
“All us old guys over 60 got to get out there and stretch our legs.”
The Fernie Old Growth Hockey club will be taking a break for summer after wrapping up at the end of April, but they will be back chasing the puck around next winter.
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