Sarnia Sting training camp 2014 (BlackburnNews.com photo by Dave Dentinger)

Sting training camp highlighted by annual United Way fundraiser

The Sarnia Sting have released training camp details ahead of the 2019-2020 Ontario Hockey League season.

The camp, August 26 to 28, is highlighted by the 14th annual Black and White game in support of the United Way on the final day.

Players will undergo fitness testing on August 26, as well as practices, stretches and scrimmages the following two days.

The fitness portion is closed to the public, but the rest of the sessions are open.

The Black and White game is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Since its inception, the Sting have helped raise an estimated $45,000 to help local United-Way programming. The campaign officially kicks off on September 10 with the Day of Caring.

Executive Director Dave Brown said the organizations have a strong partnership. “We are grateful to the Sarnia Sting and of course their fans, for their continuing to support our community through the United Way of Sarnia-Lambton. The black-and-white game has been an unofficial campaign kick-off for a decade or more, where pre-campaign awareness of the United Way campaign and the monies raised are vital to our overall success, and a key component to our strategy.”

“We are proud of our history with the Sarnia Sting organization; each person that has come out to a Black and White game in the past 13 years has made an impact on this community. The donations that we receive will help fund over 30 programs and services in Sarnia-Lambton that have a direct impact on the lives of youth, families and seniors.”

Admission is free of charge for the annual Black and White game, however, donations upon entry are greatly appreciated.

Proceeds from the 50/50 draw, jersey raffle, and lineup sheet sales are going back to the United Way.

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2019 TRAINING CAMP DETAILS

MONDAY AUGUST 26
FITNESS TESTING (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC)

TUESDAY AUGUST 27 (ALL ON-ICE SESSIONS OPEN TO PUBLIC)
9:00AM TEAM BLACK AND TEAM WHITE ORGANIZED STRETCH
10:00AM SCRIMMAGE TEAM BLACK VS. TEAM WHITE
11:00AM TEAM GOLD ORGANIZED STRETCH
11:45AM END OF SCRIMMAGE
12:00PM TEAM GOLD PRACTICE
1:00PM END OF PRACTICE
2:30PM TEAM WHITE ORGANIZED STRETCH
3:30PM TEAM WHITE PRACTICE
4:30PM END OF PRACTICE
5:30PM TEAM BLACK AND TEAM GOLD ORGANIZED STRETCH
6:30PM TEAM BLACK VS. TEAM GOLD SCRIMMAGE
8:15PM END OF SCRIMMAGE

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28 (ALL ON-ICE SESSIONS OPEN TO PUBLIC)
9:00AM TEAM GOLD AND TEAM WHITE ORGANIZED STRETCH
10:00AM SCRIMMAGE TEAM GOLD VS. TEAM WHITE
11:00AM TEAM BLACK ORGANIZED STRETCH
11:45AM END OF SCRIMMAGE
12:00PM TEAM BLACK PRACTICE
1:00PM END OF PRACTICE

NEW ROSTERS CREATED FOR BLACK AND WHITE GAME – ROSTERS WILL BE POSTED FOLLOWING MORNING ICE SESSIONS

6:25PM ON ICE WARM UP
7:00PM ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE GAME IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED WAY SARNIA- LAMBTON