Kittens shoot for support

Vernon women’s hockey team hopes to score some significant community support.

A women’s hockey team hopes to score some significant community support.

The Vernon Kittens will hold a fundraiser at the 30th Avenue Safeway and Styles on Main Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We had a very successful fundraiser last year,” said Erin Wallace, team manager.

Half of the proceeds from the food sales, raffles and auctions will go to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, while the remaining funds will help make playing affordable for its team members.

Tips collected in the hair salon will go to Hayley McDougall, who is in need of a $100,000 surgery to hopefully end 10 years of severe, unremitting head pain.

During the fundraiser, five stylists will offer men’s and ladies’ haircuts at Styles on Main for $15 and children’s haircuts $10. The Kittens will also sell hot dogs in the Safeway parking lot.

A variety of raffle prizes have also been collected including  two 50-hour passes for Atlantis Waterslides, left and right Harrow hockey sticks from The Sports Store and a one-month pass to OK Bootcamp.

The Kittens, which is part of the Vernon/Armstrong ASHL Hockey League, provides playing opportunities to women, regardless of their age (19-plus), financial situation, family situation or skating ability.

“We have single mothers, students, and low-income families on our team. We rely on fundraising and sponsorship to make playing affordable for all of these members,” said Wallace. “We encourage you all to come out for a haircut, a hot dog and chances to win some amazing prizes, all in support of three very beneficial causes.”