The Manitoba Moose, Red River Co-op and the St.Amant Foundation partnered for Autism Awareness Month. Fans at Manitoba Moose games purchased autographed player puzzles, bid on game worn Autism Awareness jerseys and donated at Red River Co-op gas bars and food stores, raising $16,992.68. The Moose presented the cheque to the St.Amant Foundation in an early learning autism classroom for pre-school aged children.
"St.Amant is grateful to the Manitoba Moose and Red River Co-op for bringing awareness to autism and choosing St.Amant Foundation as their partner," said Juliette Mucha, Director, St.Amant Foundation. "The Moose has an exceptional history of giving back to the community that supports them and we're thankful to be part of that."
Thanks to the proceeds raised, two early learning classrooms will be outfitted with:
- Smartboard and computers for pre-academic skills
- Specialized educational software
- LeapFrog tablets
- Toys to facilitate creative play
“These items will make a meaningful difference and enhance group learning experiences for the children attending the classrooms," said Dr. Kerri Walters, Senior Manager, St.Amant Autism Programs.