Over the past few weeks the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings Jr. A hockey club has been giving back to the Rapids community not only with their annual "Toy for Tots" home game that provided needy families and kids with Christmas gifts, but also volunteering their free time and becoming Salvation Army Bell Ringers for the holiday season.
Riverkings players and staff each volunteered and could be spotted around the Rapids community in places like Walmart, Shopko, and Walgreens. The Salvation Army red kettle campaign raises give or take about $30 per hour per each location which is enough to provide a family with groceries or shelter for the night.
The Riverkings are all about giving back to a community that has supported them over the past few seasons. Without the support of the community, the Riverkings would not be where they are now, so any chance the team has to give back, the coaching staff makes sure that the boys do. GM/Head Coach Marty Quarters stated “the culture of the Riverkings is to give more then you receive and the holiday season is the time of year to volunteer and help those less fortunate”.