Swanson Recognizes ICE’s Community Involvement with Starlite Gift

Submitted by EKFH on 08-12-2011

Photo compliments of Gerry Frederick Photography:
Max Reinhart, Jesse Ismond, Kurt Swanson, Drew Czerwonka, Kaden and Tanner Swanson stand center ice

Details: Being leaders on the ice is one thing, but for many of the Kootenay ICE players it is the ‘leading by example out in the community’ that can, and does make an impact. Case in point is the desire for players Drew Czerwonka, Max Reinhart and Jesse Ismond to raise $5,000 to light their star as part of East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s annual Starlite Campaign.

The trio were recently recognized for their efforts with a $500 donation to the Drew~Max~Jesse star by local businessman Kurt Swanson and his two sons Kaden & Tanner.

“Having the photo taken at center ice with my boys and Max, Jesse and Drew was fabulous. It gave me the chance to share with my children the importance of sports and being a part of the community,” says Kurt.

The Swanson family thank you is helping the three towards their wish of raising funds for EKFH’s $1 million digital stereotactic mammography unit (current donations of just over $551,000). Donations for the player’s star is just over half-way to the $5,000 goal.

To help Drew, Max & Jesse in giving back to their community and the regional hospital, please consider helping light their star with a donation to the Starlite Campaign (www.ekfh.ca) or at the Kootenay ICE office.