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Mustangs send 180 local youth children to Knights game
LONDON, Ont. - In November 2014, the Western Softball team partnered with the London Knights to send over 180 local London-area youth to a Knights hockey game. The group experienced quite an exciting evening getting to watch the OHL team take on the Erie Otters and be apart of various events throughout the night.
The Softball team sold tickets and had the purchasers donate them back in order for the team to give them to youth in the local London area. The Mustangs were able to get more than 180 youths and their counsellors from area clubs such as Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre, the Boys & Girls Club, and the Women's Rural Resource Centre to Budweiser Gardens to watch the London Knights against the Erie Otters. The Softball student-athletes and coaches also attended.
In addition, 15 youths were selected to tour the Knights' dressing room, several others got to sit in the penalty box during warm-ups (one of these was given a puck by a Knights' player), a number lined the entrance to the ice receiving high-fives from the players at the start of the game, and one very lucky young man won an autographed Knights' jersey. Unfortunately, on this night the Otters would prevail, but it was a memorable evening just the same.