The FVBA wasted little time to respond, and will be collecting clothing, blankets, sports equipment and non-perishable food items every Monday until Christmas Eve. Those items will then be donated to the local Salvation Army.
Anyone wishing to donate those items can drop them off at the DeLair Park scorekeeper’s tower near the parking lot. Staff will be there to pick up items from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Monday.
Hot chocolate and candy canes will be provided to all those who donate.
The FVBA, just like the Hansen team, will also be sponsoring a local family through the Christmas Bureau. They also announced they will be involved in the Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign, which kicks off on Friday night.
FVBA representatives said they read last week’s article about the Hansen challenge and were motivated to get involved in bettering the community.
The FVBA represents the Fraser Valley Cardinals bantam, senior and junior teams, the Yale Baseball Academy and the UFV Cascades junior and senior varsity teams.