Jersey day raises money for youth sports program

NANAIMO: Black Press initiates Jersey Day in support of KidSport.

Maurice Donn

Maurice Donn

It might be the only time this year you’ll see an NHL jersey.

But a lockout won’t stop staff at Black Press from donning their favourite jerseys in support of youth sports programs on Sept. 28.

Taking a cue from the successful Jeans Day campaigns, Black Press staff, which includes employees from across Vancouver Island and the Nanaimo News Bulletin, will donate $2 for the priviledge of wearing a jersey from their favourite sports team.

The company invites the community to take part, donning jerseys from hockey, football, baseball and more. Nanaimo Clippers and V.I. Raiders jerseys – even the junior B hockey expansion team Nanaimo Buccaneers – are fair game.

People and businesses participating can also share photos of their jersey day on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nanaimobulletin.

Money collected will be donated to KidSport, a community based sport-funding program that provides grants for children ages 18 and under to participate in a sport season of their choice. For more information on the program, please visit www.kidsport.ca