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Oil Barons raise $15,000, split weekend series

The Fort McMurray Oil Barons (26-18-4) were extra busy this weekend.

On Friday night they raised over $15,000 for the Fellowship Baptist Church Soup Kitchen with their annual Frisbees for Food campaign.

Community leaders and citizens combined funds to pledge $2,000 for each Oil Barons goal scored during Friday night’s game against the Okotoks Oilers.

The Oil Barons came from behind to win 5-4 over Okotoks, which put $10,000 in the pot, the remaining $5,000 came from the Oil Barons Frisbees for Food promotion.

Last year, the event raised $3,500.

The soup kitchen serves on average 75 full course lunches every week to those in need in Fort McMurray.

On Saturday the Oil Barons continued to give back to the community with their annual Minor Hockey Week promotion.

Any minor hockey player was given free admission to the game if they wore their minor hockey jersey.

1,640 watched the Oil Barons fall 3-2 to the visiting Drumheller Dragons. It was the third highest announced attendance of the season.

The Oil Barons will spend the week preparing for an upcoming three game road swing in Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park, and Drayton Valley this weekend before returning to the Casman Centre on Wednesday Feb. 4, 2015 as they host the Bonnyville Pontiacs at 7:00 p.m.