At a news conference Friday morning, the Lethbridge Hurricanes were joined by officials with the ENMAX Centre and Ron Sakamoto in announcing new board initiatives and a new Advisory Committee.
In partnership with the City of Lethbridge and Ron Sakamoto, the mandate of the Advisory Committee is to help support the Hurricanes community owned franchise with promotion, fundraising initiatives and ticket sales. Lethbridge Hurricanes Board President, Doug Paisley adds “a key component behind the committee is for the ENMAX Centre to work with us in helping build the identity and culture of our hockey club. We’re looking to achieve this with banners and other identifiable markers that commemorate the heritage and the past players that have achieved the highest level in the sport.”
Ron Sakamoto, the leading music promoter in Canada as well as a long time supporter of organizations and businesses in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta, continues to give back and he wants to see success come to the Hurricanes. Sakamoto does business across Canada, but he’s passionate about what happens here. “I live here, this is my home, this is my community and I’m really proud of it. In order to keep this a community owned team, I’m happy to lend my support to the organization but we have to have everyone’s help to keep them in the community.”
Sakamoto is looking at bringing in new initiatives to the table including the introduction of new benefits to Season Ticket Holders as well as bringing in concerts with proceeds that would benefit the club.