Badlands Sabres, Knights of Columbus team up for upcoming winter clothes collection

Badlands SabresRAPID CITY, S.D. The Badlands Sabres and Knights of Columbus Council #1489 will be collecting winter clothes during two games towards the end of October.

What is the coat drive for?

The annual Coats For Kids program is carried out by the Knights of Columbus Faith In Action Community program every year. Their goal is to make sure children across the country have the right clothes for winter season. In Rapid City alone, just over 16 percent of families live bellow the poverty line, and both the Knights of Columbus and the Badlands Sabres want to make sure they are prepared.

When is it?

The Coats For Kids Drive will take place during the October 21 and 22 games against the Butte Cobras at the Roosevelt Ice Arena. The games are scheduled to run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

What should I bring?

Both groups will be accepting coats, including winter accessories such as scarves and hats. Monetary donations will also be accepted by officials from the Knights of Columbus and a booth will be set up inside the arena for people to drop off the items. Anyone not attending the game is also welcome to drop off any cash donations or clothing.

Where will the clothing and donations go?

The clothing will be distributed to the Club for Boys and the St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Rapid City.

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