Fans are asked to bring coats to donate for January 12 game

Stampede, Girl Scouts Team Up for "One Warm Coat Drive"

BOISE, Jan. 4, 2007 — The Idaho Stampede are teaming up with the Girls Scouts of Silver Sage Council to collect winter coats for One Warm Coat prior the January 12th game against the Bakersfield Jam.

The doors open to the public at 6 p.m., and tip-off is at 7 p.m.

Fans that attend are asked to bring new or used coats, in good condition, to the game and drop them off in the bins provided at the entrances of Qwest Arena. One Warm Coat, a national non-profit organization that assists in the donation of coats, will distribute the coats locally in the Treasure Valley.

OWC helps individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country collect coats and deliver them to local agencies that distribute them free, to people in need. The organization’s mission is to ensure that anyone who needs a coat has one.

Providing this simple, yet vital, service helps people live productive lives year round. Since inception, more than 400,000 coats have been collected and distributed through One Warm Coat activities.

The game is also Girl Scout Night, Simplot French Fry Thunderstix will be given out to fans and Bounce, an international juggling duo, will perform at halftime. Fans should call (208) 388-4667 for ticket or future game information.