St.Amant Foundation has partnered for a fourth year with the Manitoba Moose for an Autism Awareness campaign in support of St.Amant Autism Programs. The campaign officially launched on Saturday, March 9, when the Moose faced the Rockford IceHogs at Bell MTS Place for their Autism Awareness Game presented by Red River Co-op. The Moose won 3-1.
The Moose wore special edition Autism Awareness jerseys, featuring a puzzle piece design and families supported by the Autism Programs participated in the ceremonial puck drop. There was also a special meet and greet after the game for families supported by St.Amant.
Saturday’s game was the first of six home games in March where St.Amant staff will be volunteering at gates 105 and 118 selling Autism Awareness teddy bears in support of St.Amant Foundation. The bears were very popular with the crowd. A video featuring one of the St.Amant autism classrooms will also be played during intermissions.
Select player jerseys were auctioned off at Saturday’s game with a remaining selection available online in the days to follow. Net proceeds from the Autism Awareness jerseys will be donated to the St.Amant Foundation.
The Moose provided a ‘quiet room’ for those attending the game who may need a break from the sights and sounds in the arena. Sensory toolkits are available at Moose games.
Tickets for the remaining March home games are available now at moosehockey.com/tickets.
- Wednesday, March 13 at 7 pm, Texas vs. Manitoba
- Friday, March 15 at 7 pm, Texas vs. Manitoba
- Sunday, March 17 at 2 pm, San Diego vs. Manitoba
- Tuesday, March 19 at 7 pm, San Diego vs. Manitoba
Last fall, some players from the Manitoba Moose Hockey Club visited one of St.Amant’s autism classrooms – you can watch their visit below.