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New Prince George Spruce Kings initiative set to benefit COVID-19 front-line workers

Team says it wants to do its part in thanking essential services
Spruce Kings-Doyle Cup-RMCA game four win
Prince George Spruce Kings salute a packed-Rolling Mix Concrete Arena crowd after winning Game Four of the 2019 Doyle Cup. (via Kyle Balzer)

Every time they take the ice, Prince George Spruce Kings players feel the community’s energy and encouragement for their efforts throughout the season.

Today (April 14), the team is turning the tables to join in on the daily appreciation for front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and have announced a new initiative to thank those who work hard so local residents can stay healthy.

Dubbed as ‘Buy One, Gift One,’ the Spruce Kings are encouraging fans to buy a $10 ticket voucher to a 2020-21 regular-season game and for every one that’s purchased, a voucher will be given to an essential service worker.

“We see the nightly parade by the hospital, the support given by and to Emergency Services, and the many thanks people are giving to grocery and pharmacy workers these days,” says Spruce Kings Business Operations Manager Kyle Anderson in a team release. 

“This initiative will run from now through the end of August to show thanks to those who are working during these times, and we will honour them each time they attend our games as well.”

Anderson adds fans who participate can request a specific front-line worker to receive the voucher.

For more information, you can visit the Spruce Kings’ website.

As of this publication, there are 26 test-positive COVID-19 cases in Northern Health with five known recoveries and four known cases in hospital.

Across B.C., there are 1,490 cases with 905 recoveries and 69 deaths.