The Toronto Raptors and their fans will honour the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) during their game against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, January 28 at Air Canada Centre. For the eighth consecutive year, the Raptors will dedicate a game to show their appreciation for the members of the CAF and their families.
To display their pride and support, Toronto Raptors players will don their camo-sleeved adidas jerseys for the second time this season. The jerseys and other camouflaged-inspired apparel are available exclusively at the Toronto Raptors Store Powered by Real Sports Apparel, with 20 per cent of sales year-round benefitting Soldier On Fund, which provides financial aid to ill or injured members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Tonight 40 per cent of camouflage collection sales will be donated to Soldier On Fund to celebrate Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Night.
More than 400 members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families will be in attendance Wednesday night through ticket donations from MLSE and Toronto Raptors season seat holders. Tickets were donated to members of the CAF and their guests from the Toronto, Trenton and Camp Borden bases.
Pre-game activities include a Toronto Raptors player addressing the crowd at Air Canada Centre to thank the members of the Canadian Armed Forces for their service, a ceremonial tip-off with Major-General Dean J. Milner and a special introduction of five members of the CAF with the Raptors starting line-up. During the game the Toronto Raptors and alumnus Morris Peterson will honour three members of the Canadian Armed Forces with a special gift delivery and throughout the night, fan giveaways will be camouflaged-inspired. Following the game, all members of the CAF in attendance will be invited down to centre-court for a photo opportunity with Raptors players, the göt2b Raptors Dance Pak and The Raptor.