Pee Wee hockey team hosts fundraising event

Posted at 6:57 AM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 10:54:02-05

The Buffalo Regals Pee Wee Minor AA team traded in their red, white and blue uniforms Sunday in favor of purple ones.

The team hosted a special game in support of the Amanda Hansen Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.

The organization was founded in memory of Amanda Hansen, a teenager from West Seneca who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in 2009. Since her death, Hansen's parents and the foundation have worked to provide carbon monoxide detectors to families who cannot afford them.

“They’ve really gone above and beyond to help others in the community and now we are here to help them,” said the event's organizer, Nicole Roberts.

The Buffalo Regals took on another Pee Wee team, the Buffalo Bisons, at the Holiday Twin Rinks in Cheektowaga.

The game was accompanied by various raffles including a theme basket raffle and a 50/50. All of the proceeds from the event went toward the Amanda Hansen Foundation. 

"It's just great how people step up and help out with our foundation and are constantly keeping Amanda's name alive," said Ken Hansen, Amanda's father. "I'm just excited that they wanted to do it and made it a great success for us."




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