Thunderwolves Team Up for Jersey Night
THUNDER BAY – HEALTH – Lakehead University Thunderwolves Hockey are, once again, hosting a Jersey Night, to raise funds for exceptional cancer care in Northwestern Ontario. On Saturday, February 1, each Thunderwolves player will wear a special jersey featuring a purple butterfly – the sign of Hope for cancer patients. Each player’s jersey will be auctioned off during a silent auction taking place during the first two periods of the game, with all proceeds going to the Exceptional Cancer Care Campaign to bring exceptional diagnoses, treatment and research to our Cancer Centre.
New this year is an online auction of the unique game-day jersey, signed by all team players, that will be available on Ebay prior to game night. This is the only opportunity to get a jersey signed by all the players and is a fantastic opportunity for out-of-town fans to participate. The auction will be open from Jan 24 to Feb 2 and can be found at www.ebay.com/usr/tbrhsf (note the jersey will not appear until the auction goes live on Jan 24).
Additionally on game night, fans will have the chance to make a donation to the Exceptional Cancer Care Campaign, straight from their phone. Fans can text HOPE to 20222 to make a $10 donation that will automatically appear on their next phone bill. Support for this initiative comes from Tbaytel, a valued community partner.
“The Thunderwolves are proud to continue our tradition of supporting cancer care advancements in Northwestern Ontario,” said Jason Mallon, Executive Director, Lakehead University Thunderwolves Hockey. “In previous years, we’ve focused our efforts on awareness for cancer prevention and screening, specifically prostate and colorectal cancer. This year, we have the chance to not only continue to talk about living well to prevent cancer, but also to raise funds to ensure that, should any of our fans encounter cancer, they have the very best chance of fighting the disease because of leading-edge equipment available here, close-to-home.”
Chair of the Exceptional Cancer Care Campaign, Paul Fitzpatrick stressed the importance of support from groups such as the Thunderwolves in making exceptional cancer care a reality. “The truth is that raising $5.9 million is a significant and challenging goal for our community,” said Fitzpatrick. “Without the tremendous backing of teams like the Thunderwolves, we’d not reach our goal. It is due to their commitment and the generosity of their fans that we can ensure that our families and friends will have only the best equipment available to deliver revolutionary cancer care.”