Roller Hockey tournament helps Cape Girardeau pet shelter
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - A roller hockey tournament in Cape Girardeau help spread love and raise funds for a local humane society.
The 4th Annual Pucks for Paws event featured players from across the Heartland to play in a tournament. This tournament event helps raise funds for the Southeast Missouri Pets organization.
Cape Area Hockey Commissioner Rob Kearns says this tournament is always a great way to support the local animals and help them find forever homes.
“I want to help the animals,” Kearns said. “There are a lot of great adoptable animals that are in that shelter. Unfortunately, some of them stay there for months and months at a time. Some of them get adopted out right away but I want to help as many as I can.”
He thanks everyone for all their support as well.
“It’s a great feeling,” Kearns said. “It’s nice to see people caring about something other than themselves. I haven’t had a bad year here yet. We’ve always had a good lively crowd.”
Dogs from the shelter were also on hand to play with the children, as well as, a raffle table and food truck.
This event raised roughly $7,000 last year.
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