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NHLer Weber signs up for Soles4Souls fundraiser

Nashville Predators all-star defenceman Shea Weber has signed three Kelowna Rockets jerseys and a Team Canada Gold Medal picture to help raise money for Soles4Souls Canada.

WelcomeToKelowna.com is sponsoring an auction for Soles4Souls which started Monday and will continue until Sunday, Dec. 9, 3p.m.

Up for auction are the three pieces of Kelowna Rockets merchandise all signed by Weber, himself a former Kelowna Rocket.

The Rockets “Game” Jersey and Team Canada picture were donated by the Rockets.

You can view and bid on items on WelcomeToKelowna.com events page or go directly to www.auction.welcometokelowna.com/.

Every dollar raised will go to Sunrise Rotary’s Million Shoe Mission.

Kelowna Sunrise Rotary Club’s Million Shoe Mission has a goal of collecting one million gently used pairs of shoes.

There are over 300 million children in this world with no shoes and they want to help change that.

Three years ago the Soles4Souls shoe drive was started by downtown Kelowna shoe repair shop owner Jim Belshaw, owner of Roy’s Shoes, and 45,000 pairs of shoes the were collected the first year. Since then the total is close to 250,000 pairs collected and distributed.

Soles4Souls in the U.S. has been collecting since 2005 and has brought in more than 19 million pairs of shoes and distributed them in 125 different countries during that time.

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