By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald
For children with muscular dystrophy, there’s no better duo to have on your side than Western Hockey League Iron Man Justin Feser and his trusty sidekick, Mitch Topping.
The Tri-City Americans players, both from Red Deer, Alberta, have raised money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in the Tri-Cities all season. Both players are donating $10 from their own pockets for each Americans home win, and the team will match their donation.
There also have been donation buckets at each Tri-City home game for fans to add to the pot. Entering tonight’s final regular-season home game against the Spokane Chiefs, the Making Awareness a Top Priority to Fes Out Muscular Dystrophy campaign has raised $6,244, far exceeding the players’ goal.
“Our original goal was $2,500,” said Topping, who noted the total to date does not include his, Feser’s or the team’s contributions. “The response from the fans has been unbelievable. Me and Justin, on behalf of the MDA, want to thank the fans.”