The Brampton Beast held a press conference on November 5 to announce their plans for their annual Military Appreciation Day. This year it will be held on Sunday, November 10 with a home game scheduled against the Toledo Walleye.
The Military Appreciation Day has once again been supported by Kotak Law, who have made financial commitments both in the form of purchasing tickets and by making a charitable donation. The funds donated will be going to Wounded Warriors Canada, a not-for-profit organization that supports Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, and their families.
The Beast will also be wearing specially commissioned Military Appreciation jerseys, which will then be auctioned off. A portion of those proceeds will also go to Wounded Warriors Canada.
Kotak Law Back for a Fifth Year
Undoubtedly, the key supporter of this day is Nainesh Kotak. A personal injury and disability lawyer, Kotak has made a major commitment to giving back to his local community and the Military Appreciation Day is a great example of this.
Kotak has personally purchased 1,000 tickets to Sunday’s game for the fifth year in a row. These tickets are distributed to both active and veteran members of the military, and their families. He feels this is important in strengthening the community and also gives back to people who make a difference.
The relationship between Brampton Beast and Kotak Personal Injury Law goes back a long way. This valued partnership has allowed the Military Appreciation Day to grow into a big event that is making a major contribution to the military community, both locally and across Canada.
Wounded Warriors Canada Receive Donation
Kotak’s generosity does not stop at purchasing tickets. He has again made a $4,000 donation to Wounded Warriors Canada. Donations like this mean a great deal to a not-for-profit organization whose mission is as follows:
To honour and support Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families.
Wounded Warriors Canada was founded in 2006 on the back of the experiences of Sapper Mike McTeague. Sapper McTeague was critically wounded in a suicide bombing whilst on deployment in Afghanistan. He was transferred to Germany to receive medical treatment and, thanks to outstanding medical care, has made a miraculous recovery and returned to Canada.
The fund was initially used to provide care packages to wounded Canadian soldiers receiving treatment in Canada, but it has since evolved into an organization that focuses on mental health. It provides a range of programs, including group-based trauma programs, animal-assisted therapy, and resiliency training & research. They also have dedicated children & youth programs.
How Can You Help Support?
Wounded Warriors’ National Partnerships Director Steve Topham spoke of the importance of partnerships like these for Wounded Warriors Canada. “We can only make this happen through partnerships like with Kotak Law and also the Brampton Beast,” he said. So how can fans support this?
Donations can be made directly through the Wounded Warriors website here.
Tickets for the game on Sunday can also be purchased via www.bramptonbeast.com
Feature Image Credit: Brampton Beast.