Update: the Vancouver Wellwoods have found a sponsor

Over the weekend, we shared with you the plight of the Vancouver Wellwoods, our official women’s road hockey team. After a year of wearing the baby blue t-shirts with iron-on decals you see above, the Redwood Cup runners-up felt it was time to graduate to official sweaters. Unfortunately, they had no money. The Wellwoods needed $300, and we asked if anyone would be kind enough to sponsor them.

We are happy to report that the Wellwoods have indeed found a sponsor. In fact, they’ve found two.

The first is BC Diabetes. From The Wellwoods’ blog:

I was a bit wary at first of having our anti-training philosophy sponsored by a fine and upstanding organization such as this, but the idea grew on me the more I thought about it. This logo will be proudly displayed on the same jerseys as our inverted McDonalds ‘M’, which is fairly ironic in itself.

Then there’s the awesome tagline: “Excellence in Diabetes.” I think we can all agree that no matter what we do, excellence is the goal. But at the heart it’s just a great cause – providing no-cost treatment to diabetic patients across BC.

That rules. Many thanks to Dr. Tom Elliott and BC Diabetes for stepping up.

But here’s where things get interesting. The Wellwoods also found a second sponsor — PITB reader Ken Johnson (pictured, right):

Ken Johnson is a nice young man who works for BC Ferries and has two adorable cats. He’s an educated, non-smoking Canucks fan, and he emailed us with a simple request: to help him find a lady friend. And Ken, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to put an “ASK US ABOUT KEN JOHNSON” patch on the same sleeve as BCDiabetes.ca, you know, to balance out all the serious illness stuff with a bit of classic Wellwoodian weirdness. We won’t rest until we find Ken his perfect match, then crash his wedding. Open bar please, Ken.

Ladies, Ken Johnson isn’t just a cool dude who sponsors a women’s road hockey team, cheers for the correct NHL franchise and reads the Internet’s best hockey blog. He’s single and on the prowl. And speaking of being on the prowl, he has two cats! Women love cats, right?

And finally, the last bit of excellent news: by helping the Wellwoods find a sponsor, PITB has earned a shoulder patch as well. And we don’t even have to pay for it!

As promised, for helping us out in our quest for sponsorship, we are rewarding our left shoulders to the wonderful Bloggers slash Demi-Gods over at Pass It To Bulis. May they live forever and never stop being hilarious.

Aw. Right back atcha, ladies. But we’ll see how funny you think we are when we’re rioting outside your houses if you lose in the Final again this year.

PITB would like to wish the Wellwoods nothing but the best, thank BC Diabetes profusely, and strongly urge all the single ladies to consider Ken Johnson as a suitable partner.

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9 comments

  1. Ken Johnson
    February 1, 2012

    Good luck with your 2nd cat Harrison! I was lucky enough to get them both as kittens from the same litter, so I never had any of the problems you seem to be having with the introduction of your new addition.

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  2. TheWellwoods
    February 1, 2012

    This explains who burned down my mailbox after Nationals.

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  3. steven
    February 1, 2012

    Awesome! But, wait, what if Ken was hoping to date one of the Wellwoods? Aren’t they all “spoken for”?

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    • TheWellwoods
      February 1, 2012

      Haha, I figured this question might come up now that we’re entering the matchmaking business. We all have boyfriends, except for Bergy, who has a husband. My sister’s single, though…

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  4. Anonymous
    February 1, 2012

    Best of luck to the Wellwoods and Ken!

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  5. Nee
    February 1, 2012

    Nice! Congrats ladies!

    From a fellow lady, I love your committment to shinny and the glory of street hockey. And your team name is pretty boss.

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  6. MelT
    February 1, 2012

    As a woman, I do find guys with cats attractive. But that means actually going to his house to find out he has a cat, which is a big step. And if I remember correctly from An Engineer’s Guide to Cats, cats are no help in actually meeting women.

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  7. sarah
    February 1, 2012

    I think PITB needs to make a regular feature about Ken and the Wellwoods. We’ll all get very invested, I’m sure, in his “journey” for love.

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  8. obituary mambo
    February 2, 2012

    Yay! That video was adorable; I’m glad you found two such awesome sponsors. Congrats! And good luck in this year’s tournament.

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