Christmas Eve is here at last, and Sporting Christmas thanks you

Christmas Eve is here at last, and Sporting Christmas thanks you

It’s encouraging to see the response in difficult times.

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It’s Christmas Eve, complete with fresh air and white soil.

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Santa will be making his rounds soon and Salvation Army Christmas baskets have been prepared and distributed.

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Inflation took a toll on Christmas for many of us. For some, the simple staples of the holiday season feel utterly out of reach—gifts for the kids, a turkey, ingredients to go with it.

The Salvation Army Christmas Basket Program has taken that stress away for many families who most need a helping hand, and it’s very good to know that we’ve helped them.

So thank you to everyone who donated to Sporting Christmas this year. Many people have done this and it is reflected in our total which is currently over $112,000.

In 2020, while COVID-19 is still a relatively new phenomenon, we surpassed $100,000 for the first time since 2014. We did it again in 2021 and now in 2022.

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It’s encouraging to see the response in difficult times.

Donations always start pouring in after Christmas Eve, so we’re keeping our campaign open a little longer and will do a final update in the new year.

A huge and effusive thank you to Debbie Fengler at The Salvation Army for organizing this fugitive fellow, processing donations and tending to our spreadsheets throughout the campaign.

If you would like to make a late donation, you can donate online on our website – visit and click on the “Sporting Christmas” link or enter to to get there directly our own page.

Postal donations can be sent to:

Sporty Christmas

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c/o The Salvation Army

38 Bateman Cres.

Saskaton, Sask.


You can also hand in your gift in person at the above address – just make sure to mark it as a sporting Christmas donation.

Thanks to today’s Santas:

John Grismer: $50

Hugh and Joanne Hubenig: $99

Memory of Peggy by Tim Martin: $100

Darlene and Blaine Fitzgerald: $50

Total today: $299

TOTAL TO DATE: $112,179.02

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