(WICHITA, Kan.) — Local food trucks team up with the Thunder hockey team to raise money for Wichita's tornado victims.
Hundreds of people turned out to Sunday's tailgating party at the Wichita Ice Center.
Fans were encouraged to bring canned goods which will go to the Red Cross.
Local food trucks were at the tailgating party as well. They will donate at least 15% of their profits from the tailgate party to Wichita's United Way.
The cans and money will go to those affected by the tornadoes.
Thunder officials say it's a good way to channel the excitement of the CHL Championships to fulfill a community need.
“It's great that it leads up to the game but we always feel like we have to give back to community and we like to get on board with some of the big things that need our support in our community. The fans support us and we support them,” said Thunder General Manager Joel Lomurno.