“SOCK-it to Covid-19”

Members of the Peterborough Petes Hockey Operations staff are excited to announce the “SOCK-it to Covid-19” campaign. This campaign plans to collect socks and funds for those in need within the Peterborough and surrounding area.

Led by General Manager Mike Oke, Head Coach Rob Wilson, Associate Coach Andrew Verner, Assistant Coaches Derrick Walser and Patrick O’Connor, Video Coach Noah Bucholtz and Strength Coaches, Josh Gillam and Broedie Bikhof, this initiative is in support of the Kawartha Foodshare, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, and YES Shelter for youth and families.

Fans are asked to drop off new pairs of socks in any size, including “youth” sizes, that will be donated back to these organizations. Fans can also make a financial donation at the following Petes and affiliated locations:

  • Petes Store at the Peterborough Memorial Centre: 151 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough

  • Petes Pop-Up Store at Lansdowne Place Mall: 645 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough

  • Hybrid Fitness: 822 Rye St, Peterborough

Fans can also make a donation at the Petes Store online:

Click here to make an online donation towards the Petes “SOCK-it” to Covid-19

“Our annual Teddy Bear Toss game has always been a huge success and has been well supported by Petes fans. ‘SOCK it to Covid-19’ will give our fans and members of the Peterborough community a new opportunity to help out those less fortunate,” said Oke.

There is always a demand for socks at this time of year and this particularly challenging year has presented an even greater demand for socks at these shelters.

Donated socks will be distributed to the partner shelters, and financial donations will be used to purchase winter items, like socks, gloves, mitts, and scarves.

“This initiative is for a great cause. I challenge local minor hockey teams and coaches to get involved and work together to collect socks,” says Petes Head Coach Rob Wilson.

The “SOCK-it to Covid-19” campaign will run from Saturday, December 5 through to Thursday, December 24. Fans are encouraged to tune in to the Petes social media channels to catch the dates when the Petes Hockey Operations team will be at drop off locations.

YES Shelter for Youth and Families works to reduce and prevent homelessness by providing shelter, education and transitional supports for youth and families in Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Click here to read more about YES Shelter for Youth and Families

Kawartha Food Share exists to ensure that all members of the Peterborough County-City community have access to a reliable emergency food source. Click here to read more about Kawartha Food Share 

YWCA is an organization that brings people together to raise awareness and promote change with a goal of eradicating violence against women and girls, including, intimate partner/domestic violence, bullying, racism, elder abuse, trafficking, child marriage, sexual assault, and harassment. Click here to read more about YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

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