Wilson, the Stamps’ official player representative for CUPS, was joined by Singleton and Smith in scooping mashed potatoes, chicken and pasta while Power and Thibault were put in charge of the beverages. The Hyatt Regency graciously provided the necessary food and staff.
Approximately 200 local citizens were not only treated to a full plate of food, but also essential supplies such as toiletries, toques and socks. Stampeders clothing that had been previously donated to CUPS was up for grabs, as well.
In keeping with the Christmas spirit, the New West Symphony and Chorus sang a series of carols throughout the event. Singleton and Smith even joined in with the group to close out their performance.
In addition, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi made an appearance, addressing the group at large before mingling with the guests.
Christmas in January was also celebrating its 25th year after CUPS saw an increase of nearly 1,000 individuals requiring its services in 2016.