The Kamloops Blazers are involved in a wide array of community programs and initiatives which help our players grow as individuals and ambassadors and enrich the spirit of the community. Some of the programs we’re involved in are:
- Project E.D.G.E. – Blazers players tour Vancouver’s ‘skid row’ with the RCMP and learn about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, then return to Kamloops and mentor Grade 6 students throughout Kamloops elementary schools by sharing what they’ve learned and acting as role models.
- School Visit Program (School District #73) – Blazers players visit elementary schools to play floor hockey, read stories, and participate in other activities with students
- Kamloops area Minor Hockey Associations – Tim Hortons TimBit Player of the Night program awards one lucky hockey player aged 6-9 with the opportunity to skate out with the Blazers at the start of each game and line up with the starting line up!
- Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R. – School District #73) –
- Royal Inland Hospital / Interior Health – Blazers players visit patients at RIH and distribute stuffed animals collected from the annual Teddy Bear Toss
- HUB International Barton Insurance Goals for Kids – HUB International donates $25 per Blazers goal scored at home through the regular season to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation
- Tim Hortons Camp Day, Papa John’s Dreams for Kids Day, DQ Miracle Treat Day, McDonald’s McHappy Day, RibFest, etc – Blazers players, coaches, and mascot Digger attend local fundraising events and initiatives from sponsors and other local organizations!
We are always looking for new ways to get involved in the community! If your business or organization would like to team up with the Blazers for an event, please contact the Blazers at 250-828-1144 or by email at email@example.com.
Click here to view a feature from Shaw TV Kamloops on the Blazers visit to Royal Inland Hospital during the 2014-15 season to deliver stuffed animals from the Teddy Bear Toss.
Click here to read an article from Kamloops This Week on how a Blazers school visit turned into a special connection between a Grade 3 class and Blazers forward Jermaine Loewen.