HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCERBlog Jan 22nd, 2018
HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER presented by NORTHSIDE AUTO GROUP
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 Friday, February 2 when they host the Saginaw Spirit.
Game time is 7:07 p.m.
This year’s event will be the 8th consecutive year the club has held the game day initiative. For the 2018 event, the Greyhounds have 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 build upon our longstanding partnership with the Soo Greyhounds and present Hockey Fights Cancer Night on February 2nd in support of Tracey’s Dream and Wheels of Hope. Both Tracey’s Dream and Wheels of Hope are terrific local organizations that work tirelessly to support individuals and their families afflicted by cancer,” said Mario Palumbo, Dealer Principal, Northside Auto Group.
“Cancer is a disease that 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:
- 1) Blind auction of the Hounds game-worn, limited edition, jerseys from the February 2 game. In-arena auction begins on Wednesday, January 31 (vs Sudbury Wolves) and will be open again on Friday, February 2 until the conclusion of the 1st Intermission. Online bidding is open NOW and will close on Tuesday, January 30 at 5 p.m. To bid online CLICK HERE.
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.
- 2) Limited special edition “Hockey Fights Cancer” T-Shirts will be available at the Hound Pound starting January 26 – $5 from every t-shirt will go towards the fundraising campaign.
- 3)Tracy’s Dream will be attending the January 31st game, as well as the February 2nd Hockey Fights Cancer game. Their 2018 calendar will be available for purchase on the concourse level behind section 106. All proceeds from the calendar directly support Tracy’s Dream.
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 Essar Centre Box Office (presented by SK Group), open Monday to Friday 10AM to 5:00PM; Saturday 10AM to 2PM, online at www.essarcentre.ca or by phone at 1.866.775.9422.
“Hockey Fights Cancer” … Friday, February 2, 2018.
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 parking tokens and pre paid monthly passes on over 800 occasions to cancer patients. The initiative has made close to $40,000.00 in purchases at Sault Area Hospital. 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.
About Wheels of Hope
Wheels of Hope Transportation Service is a Volunteer Driver Provided Program. This program is intended to assist an eligible client and escort (if required) with their short-term travel to attend cancer-specific medical appointments delivered by a professional recognized by Ontario’s Health Care System. Patients must declare a financial, physical or emotional need for service.
In Ontario, 1 in 5 cancer patients cannot get to their cancer-related appointments. Last year, alone, Wheels of Hope volunteer drivers helped 13,800 patients in Ontario and drove almost 12 million kilometers; a distance that is equivalent to driving the world almost 300 times. In Algoma, 48 volunteers drove 130,885 kilometers, helping 222 patients.