The Indus Hurricanes and the Okotoks M15 AA Oilers are top two in the standings, because they are willing to take on a difficult challenge.
The two teams took on the challenge of feeding their respective communities with the M15AA Food Bank Challenge on Dec. 14 at the Piper Arena.
“We are 1 and 2 in the league, we seem to have close games with each other and based on the geography of being so close together, we decided to do a challenge to see who can bring in the most for the food banks,” said Daryl Stewart, a parent with the Oilers.
The bet was whoever lost — the challenge, not the actual game — would donate $100 to the others food bank.
It was a tie — Indus brought in more food and Okotoks had more cash donations.
The M15 Oilers brought in $1,500.
Okotoks Mayor Bill Robertson was one of those who decided who won.
“Myself and Pamela McLean of the Okotoks Food Bank thought how do you declare a winner? We decided the people were the winners.”
Both communities received the $100 and the generous donations.