Thursday, September 03, 2009

Note From Medicine Hat...

Here's a news release regarding the Broncos/Tigers exhibition game next weekend.....The Tigers staff is encouraging a bunch of Bronco fans to make the trip for this one...

Medicine Hat, AB – Medicine Hat Tigers are pleased to announce their new association with Medicine Hat Regional Hospice Palliative Care Society.

The Tigers want to help the Hospice Society reach their goal of building and operating a hospice facility in this region of Southern Alberta. A hospice provides an alternative place of care when hospitalization is not required and family members are not able to provide care at home. Hospice provides a serene, loving and home-like environment for persons to live out their final days with peace and dignity.For those who face a life-threatening illness, time takes on a new importance. The quality of that limited amount of time becomes paramount.

At the present time, this concept of care is available in hospitals, other care facilities and people’s home. Medicine Hat does not have a hospice facility dedicated entirely to end-of-life care. All other Alberta cities of comparable size have designated hospices.

The Tigers will play their only home exhibition game of the season on Saturday, September 12, 2009 vs. Swift Current Broncos. The game has been designated Medicine Hat Regional Hospice Palliative Care Night with all proceeds from the gate receipts being donated directly to this very worthy cause.Game tickets are $10 each and are available at the Tigers ticket office or through the Hospice Society board members and volunteers.

“Medicine Hat Tigers are extremely pleased to be able to help the Medicine Hat Regional Hospice Palliative Care Society kick off their fund raising campaign and also help bring awareness to our community of the need for a facility of this type in Medicine Hat,” said Tigers’ director of marketing and public relations Dave Andjelic.

“We are working to equal or surpass the funds we raised for Tony Aasman and his family in our charity game last September. The Tigers were able to present the Aasman family with a cheque for $28,000.00, thanks to the wonderful support of our great fans.”

“Every dollar raised in ticket sales and 50/50 raffle for this game will go directly to support building of this much needed facility. We encourage fans to buy their tickets early to watch some exciting WHL hockey action and help make this dream come true,” stated Andjelic

“The Medicine Hat Hospice Committee is pleased and grateful the Medicine Hat Tigers support the creation of an area hospice,” said Jan Dynes, chair of the hospice committee,

“For those who face a life-threatening illness, time takes on new importance. The care provided at such times is critical indication. A Medicine Hat Hospice will ensure superior end-of-life care for all residents of southeast Alberta. Thanks, Tigers, for supporting this goal!”


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