The Port Hope Panthers are hosting their first special event game of the season on Saturday night when the visiting Picton Pirates make the trip to Jack Burger Arena.
The Panthers “Spirit of Christmas” night will be in support of several charitable causes, and fans are encouraged to arrive in a giving mood.
Prior to puck drop, Port Hope Police Constable Tammie Staples will be accepting donations for her “Tammies Jammies” campaign, which asks for donations of pyjamas of all sizes. Panthers captains and representatives will present Tammie with all donations, and Tammie will drop the ceremonial puck for the game. Fans are asked to donate new pyjamas, for all ages and sizes.
The Salvation Army will also be in attendance Saturday night, asking for monetary, clothing, and toy donations. The Panthers have supported the Salvation Army Kettle for years, and are extremely grateful and excited to have the Salvation Army at the game on Saturday night. If donating, it is asked that toys are unwrapped, and food donations are of non-perishable food items.
Prior to puck drop, Panthers forward Nolan Stevenson will also be presented with his Player of the Month award for November by PJHL East Manager Chris Clarke. This is the first time a Panthers player has taken home Player of the Month honours in over 5 years, and is an accomplishment that reflects the progress and success of the season to date.
Fans are also encouraged to dress up in their favourite holiday attire. Discounted tickets will be available for spectators that donated to either the Salvation Army or Tammies Jammies. Please arrive early, come “In the Spirit of Christmas” and prepare to #PackTheJack