Sports in brief: Reimer names All-American

Sarah Reimer of Abbotsford, a distance runner with the UBC Thunderbirds, has been named an NAIA All-American.

Sarah Reimer of Abbotsford, a distance runner with the UBC Thunderbirds, has been named an NAIA All-American.

Reimer, a Mennonite Educational Institute grad, won a bronze medal in the marathon at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Marion, Ind. last week.

She completed the grueling event in a time of 2:58:56.50.

HEAT HOST SEASON-END EVENT

The Abbotsford Heat are hosting an open house on Saturday at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will feature appearances by Heat players Quintin Laing, Leland Irving and Danny Taylor, along with team president Ryan Walter and mascot Hawkey. There will also be locker room tours, a merchandise sale, kids activities on the arena floor, and a barbecue by donation with proceeds going to the Heat Foundation.

HELPING KIDS PLAY HOCKEY

Source for Sports is partnering with the NHL Players Association on the Goals and Dreams Game-Changer Award program.

The Goals and Dreams program helps economically disadvantaged children play the sport of hockey, and the Game-Changer Award assists individual families. As the equipment supplier, Source for Sports will fit and supply the hockey gear.

“No one should be left out of hockey because they can’t afford it,” said Randy Bishop, owner of Mad Dog’s Source for Sports in Abbotsford. “We are very excited to partner with the NHLPA and help give back to people in our community and help all kids enjoy the game.”