Senior Titans host Military Appreciation Night
In the spirit of giving back to the community and showing support for those who fought for our country, the Drumheller Titans are holding a Support Our Troops, Military Appreciation Night this Saturday.
The team has custom made camouflaged uniforms and is holding the game to support the Wounded Warriors Canada, a charity that supports ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, first responders and their families. The game will also support another unnamed local charity, which will be revealed at the game. This Saturday the Drumheller Titans are holding a Military Appreciation Night to support Wounded Warriors Canada and another Drumheller charity. The Drumheller Mail is auctioning off a camouflaged Titans jersey with proceeds going to Wounded Warriors Canada.
“We actually have three members of our coaching staff that have served in the military,” said Titans coach Ken Fournier. “We were thinking of themed events for the fall because the community has been so good to us, we would like to find a way to give back with our games and things that we can do out there.”
Titans coach Merlin Horness served with the 8th Canadian Hussars in Germany and the Lord Strathcona’s Horse in Bosnia. He sees great value in the awareness that Military Appreciation Night spreads.
“The younger generation just don’t realize what a soldier goes through when they get home, Not all scars are visible, a lot are eternal and those can be the biggest ones to deal with,” said Horness. “We want to bring awareness to the community. A lot of people don’t realize how big a military background that Drumheller had during World War I and II, and how many people are retired and living in Drumheller that were in the military.”
At the game, Fournier says there will be an admission for those over 18 of a $5 donation to the cause. The concession and other game day activities will benefit the charities. Game time is 4:30 p.m., Saturday September 10.
The Titans, with are holding an online auction for the Custom Titans camouflaged jersey, with the funds raised going to the Wounded Warrior Canada. Go to
Facebook page to bid on the jersey. Bidding will close at noon on Friday, September 9.