$370,000 needed to save Cornwall River Kings

Cheques being collected tonight

Rodney Rivette winds up to take a shot Jan. 17, 2015 which would eventually win him $25,000. Rivette is behind a citizen's group looking to save the Cornwall River Kings. (Photo/Rick Bowen, File)

CORNWALL – A grassroots group, led by Rodney Rivette, will have to come up with $370,000 in order to save the Cornwall River Kings hockey team.

A media release from Rodney Wilson, former media relations spokesman for the club, said Rivette’s group has raised roughly $100,000 which has “captured the league’s attention.”

Rivette will be collecting payments from fans tonight (Thursday) at the Lamoureux Park bandshell at 7:30 p.m.

Those fans have committed to give the club $500 a year for the next five years to become shareholders in the team.

The LNAH is setting up a trust for the collected cash until a board of directors is set up, if the plan goes ahead.

The hockey league has set a deadline of Monday afternoon at 4 p.m.