Hounds announce 2019 “Hockey Fights Cancer” details
The Soo Greyhounds Hockey Club is pleased and honoured to announce they will be holding this year’s “Hockey Fights Cancer” event, presented by Northside Auto Group, on Sunday, February 10 when they host the London Knights.
Game time is 2:07 p.m.
This year’s event will be the 9th consecutive year the club has held the game day initiative.
For the 2019 event, the Greyhounds have once again teamed up with the Canadian Cancer Society “Wheels of Hope” program and Tracy’s Dream to benefit from the proceeds raised.
All proceeds raised will be split between these two local initiatives that support members of our community undergoing cancer treatment.
“Northside Auto Group is extremely proud to continue to build upon our longstanding partnership with the Soo Greyhounds and present Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Sunday February 10th. We are pleased the funds raised will once again be supporting two terrific local organizations, Tracey’s Dream and Wheels of Hope, who work tirelessly to support individuals affected by cancer and their families” said Mario Palumbo, Dealer Principal, Northside Auto Group.
“Cancer is a disease that in one way or another affects us all and this is a terrific opportunity for the people of Sault Ste. Marie to come together to raise awareness and funds that benefit people fighting cancer right here in our community,” continued Palumbo.
Fans can contribute to the Hockey Fights Cancer event a number of ways:
- Blind auction of the Hounds game-worn, limited edition, jerseys from the February 10 game.
In-arena auction begins on Wednesday, February 6 (vs Sudbury Wolves) and will be open again on Saturday, February 9 and on Sunday, February 10 until the conclusion of the 1stIntermission.
Online bidding is available NOW below this story and under the event page located under the GAME DAY tab of soogreyhounds.com.
Online bidding will open on Tuesday, January 29 and will close on Thursday, February 7 at 5 p.m. NO BIDS WILL BE POSTED THEREFORE IT IS RECOMMENED FANS SUBMIT THEIR LARGEST BID FOR THE BEST CHANCE TO WIN.
Each winner will have the opportunity to go on the ice and the player will present and autograph the jersey for the winner following the game.
- Limited special edition “Hockey Fights Cancer” T-Shirts will be available at the Hound Pound starting February 6 – $5 from every t-shirt will go towards the fundraising campaign.
On behalf of our entire organization we invite our friends, families, neighbours and community members to join us in this marquee event for our organization.
Tickets for the game are on-sale NOW and are available at the GFL Memorial Gardens Box Office (presented by SK Group), open Monday to Friday 10AM to 5:00PM, Saturday 10AM to 2PM, online at www.gflgardens.ca or by phone at 1.866.775.9422.
“Hockey Fights Cancer” … Sunday, February 10, 2019.
About Tracy’s Dream
Tracy’s Dream was developed in 2015 in an effort to help support cancer patients attending treatments at the Algoma District Cancer Program. To date Tracy’s Dream has provided 6449 parking tokens and 463 monthly passes. Tracy Dinelle’s goal was to ease the financial burden and ease some of the stress a cancer patient experiences throughout their journey. Although Tracy is longer with us physically, her legacy and her dream continue. Tracy’s Dream continues to operate as a grassroots charity. Tracy’s Dream has applied to become a registered charity and hopes to achieve this status in 2019.
About Wheels of Hope
In Ontario, 1 in 5 cancer patients cannot get to their cancer-related appointments. The Canadian Cancer Society’s Wheels of Hope Service is one of the largest volunteer-provided programs in North America. CCS invests in recruiting, training and maintaining 2100 volunteer drivers to support the program across Ontario. In 2017/18, our drivers made more than 60,000 trips totaling 9 million km. These drivers helped 9,000 patients (including over 3,000 brand new patients) to attend 90,000 cancer related appointments. It is anticipated that the need for the program will increase each year given the aging population and more advanced screening practices.
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