I only started playing Ice hockey last year, having been a field hockey player for most of my life, but immediately I was taken by how close knit the Ice Hockey community is. Myself and my house mate both started playing at the same time, and were both welcomed into the fold by some of the best people we have ever met. At all levels, there is just an amazing love of the sport, and the amount of support that the community gives to each other and to the Canberra Knights is nothing short of astounding. I don’t know of any other sport in the ACT (besides the Brumbies and the Raiders) where you see kids and adults regularly rocking up to training sessions wearing merchandise from their top level Canberra Team.
From the association which does so much to get the official Ice Hockey season up and running, to the coaches who give up their time to help out, to the players who are always willing to grab a beer or have a chat off the ice (no matter what team you play for), and all the supporters of the Canberra Knights – I am proud to be part of this community.
So I thought, what can I do to help out? The answer was obvious really. The Canberra Knights need our support to survive. The particulars can be worked out later, but right now we need donations. The local company I work for, Imagine Team – has recently developed an app that can be used for paying people. What better use than to collect donations from the local community?
We talked to the captain of the Knights, Mark Rummukainen, and he agreed that it was a good idea, and was happy to get on board. All that there is now is to donate! The problem with “my cause” is that the knights only get your donations if the full amount is raised. By using our app QuicklyPay.it, you can donate free of charge, and you know that the money will go to the Knights regardless of whether the target is hit. To put our money where our mouth is, we’ll even donate an extra 2.4% +.30 of every transaction on top of your donation to the Knights.
To donate, download the app from the apple or android store or visit http://quicklypay.it/download from your phone. On the first screen, press the menu in the top left hand corner (it looks like 3 bars on top of each other) then in the menu, select the option “Promo Code”. Use the code “CK2014” without quotes. This will donate $20 to the cause, which you can then use the app to pay. You can also see how many people have donated from inside the app!
Please guys, don’t let this awesome community down. Let’s show everyone that we Aussies play sports because of the camaraderie, the community, and the general love of the challenge. Lets rise to this challenge and show that we can band together and beat the hard times. Lets save the Canberra Knights.
For more – go to the “Save the Canberra Knights” Facebook page.