It's Sockey Night in Red Deer at the Rebels versus the Kootney Ice game Saturday, October 20th in Red Deer, and it's not because they will be selling Japanese rice wine.

The socks will be collected and distributed by the United Way Central Alberta, and as CEO for United Way Central Alberta Brett Speight says, some local chiropractors have been collecting socks all throughout the year.

“I know we have almost 2,000 pairs that were donated this year already, we were overwhelmed with the support this year from Alberta Health Services is one, Care Chiropractic, Pure Chiropractic, and Blackfalds Chiropractic all really stepped up and brought in tons and tons of socks for us. So we’re looking forward to it this year. This is my first year participating, but from what I hear it’s an absolutely wonderful and fun event.”

Speight says lots of group benefit from donations of this important item.

“There’s a need throughout the community for people to donate these socks, like I said we use them for our partner agencies for those in need. So last year we distributed the socks to a number of partner agencies; Women’s Outreach, Safe Harbour Society, Turning Point, John Howard’s Society, and the Canadian Mental Health Association, and then they give them to people in need that use their services.”

Fans are encouraged to bring a pair of socks to throw on the ice during the 2nd intermission of the Rebels versus Kootenay Ice game, or you could purchase tickets with socks at the game for a chance to win some prizes.

Puck drops at 7pm at the Enmax Centrium.

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