A former Kootenay ICE player is giving back to the community by establishing an education fund for local students.
Adam Cracknell, who currently plays Right Wing for the NHL’s Dallas Stars, purchased a season ticket package in support of the team’s “Drive to 25” campaign.
Cracknell explains that all the tickets will go to elementary students in schools across the East Kootenay.
“At the end of the day we just want kids to strive forward and have a good education. [We want to] give them a reward to take their siblings and parents to a hockey game and have a nice social night out.” says the Stars winger. “As hockey players education is a big part of life and that’s something that’s important to us. At the end of the day it’s a nice reward to go to a game with their family.”
The 31-year old NHLer says he came up with the idea and the front office welcomed it with open arms.
He believes the new front office will be a huge benefit to the community.
“I’m supporting the Kootenay ICE as much as I can. The change is going to be great for the team as well as the city.” says Cracknell. “It’s great that they keep the team here in the city, I hope it’s something that everyone around the town here gets on board with.”
Cracknell – who spends his summers in Cranbrook – hopes he can continue the education fund for many years into the future.
– Adam Cracknell, Dallas Stars forward
– Devin Howard
(Photo courtesy of Twitter//Adam Cracknell)