CORNWALL – A liquidation sale by the Cornwall River Kings has allowed the hockey team to raise nearly a fifth of the money needed to keep the team afloat for the upcoming season.
The team announced today that $124,000 was raised through the sale of old equipment, jerseys and other items last weekend, toward the $700,000 goal for the 2016-17 season.
“This is about $120,000 more than we had last year at this time,” said Steve Moreau, owner of the team. “With the way the community is pulling together, we should be able to hit our goal by September 1 as long as the support continues.”
The upcoming season would be the fifth year for the franchise in Cornwall.
The team is now focusing on local business and private sponsorship, saying those donations will be “key” in the coming months.