Every game a local community hero will be recognized on the jumbotron as the “Hero of the Game" Proudly Presented by Richardson Pioneer. The Hero can be a local teacher, volunteer, or an emergency responder who makes a difference in their community ie Firefighter, Police officer, Military, etc.
The Hero of The Game will be introduced at the start of every Rush game, and will walk out onto the field in conjunction with the anthem singer(s). They will also receive 4 Tickets to the Game courtesy of Richardson Pioneer.
To nominate your community Hero, please email Allison Hlady, Game Day Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a brief description of their contributions to the community they serve.
Casey Guerin - January 5
Casey Guerin was the colour commentator for the Rush since the team moved to Saskatchewan. Casey passed away last summer. We are very grateful for the contribution he made to our team.
Amanda - January 19
Amanda works with Fitbump Saskatoon, she empowers mothers and lifts them up even on their worst days - and always pushing for that ever important self-care.
Mandy - February 9
Mandy spends her free time driving youth in her community of Mistawasis First Nation to different sporting activities so they have the opportunity to be active.
Kaitlyn, Mikayla, Mackenzie and Anna - February 22
Kaitlyn, Mikayla, Mackenzie, and Anna are sisters from Waman, SK, and with their family run a dairy farm with 730 cows and farm roughly 400 acres of land. They have recently decided to start their own Instagram page called Udderlygirly to promote the farming industry and to answer any questions people might have.
Pam & Adam - March 2
The Kinsmen Foundation, through donations to Telemiracle, assist people of Saskatchewan to acquire special needs equipment and access to medical treatment. Pam, Adam, and Telemiracle Teddy, along with numerous other volunteers have been busy planning for this year's 43rd annual Telemiracle weekend, making miracles happen right here in Saskatchewan.
Angie - March 16
Angie has been a foster mom for New Hope Dog Rescue since December 2016. She welcomes dog 73 and 74 in her home! Angie also volunteers with Canine Action Project; a front line group that works with northern communities to make healthy dog communities.
Ken Rosin - March 30
Ken is a tireless volunteer who has been heavily involved in fundraising for Operation Smile. Ken and the team from Operation Smile will be leaving for a mission trip with the funds raised from the game to bring smiles to people born with cleft pallets and lips.
Saskatoon Search & Rescue - April 13
Saskatoon Search and Rescue is a 100% volunteer-run organization. They rely solely on the fundraising efforts of their members and the generous donations of local businesses, organizations, and people in the community who believe in the importance of their work to carry out their mission.
Members of the Biggar Fire Department
They battled a 25,000 acre fire, taking 24 hour shifts for a week straight to get the fire under control.