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Brooks Bandits will host Mental Health Charity Jersey Night Jan. 21

Written by  Tyler King
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The Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) will host their first Mental Health Night on Saturday, Jan. 21, the team announced Jan. 2.

The team will wear special mental health-themed jerseys which will be auctioned off throughout the game, with all profits from the auction being donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Alberta Southeast Region.
The theme of the night will be “Break The Silence” as in addition to raising money, the team hopes to raise awareness and combat the stigma surrounding mental health issues. The team will provide free green ribbons to all attendees at the game, in support of mental health programs, and encourages fans to wear green to the game. The team’s special jerseys will be green-themed.
The night is the Bandits’ annual Charity Jersey night, which last year raised more than $6,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and has also raised thousands for ALS and Breast Cancer research.
The team’s jerseys were once again designed by California-based designer Matthew McElroy of, whose designs have included prior Bandits’ charity jerseys as well as the team’s current third jersey.
On. Jan. 21, the Bandits will take on the Calgary Canucks, with puck drop at 7 p.m. at the Centennial Regional Arena. Tickets for the game are available online at The team encourages fans from across the Brooks and County of Newell to come out for a great game and to support a worthy cause.

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