Brandon, MB. – The Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings, in conjunction with 94.7 Star FM and 880 CKLQ, have introduced the hockey club’s efforts for a league wide “Pink the Rink” initiative on Saturday, October 19th when the Medicine Hat Tigers pay a visit to Westman Communications Group Place.
That night, all Wheat King players will wear special-edition “Pink the Rink” game jerseys. Western Manitoba hockey fans as well as the local business community will have the opportunity to bid on several of the jerseys, while others will have a chance purchase raffle tickets at both the October 11th and 19th home games for two others to be drawn for at the game.
“We are excited to once again be working in partnership with the Brandon Wheat Kings on this worthy cause,” says CKLQ/StarFM general manager Cam Clark.
In addition to those jerseys, two others – including the one to be worn by captain Ryan Pulock – will be available on auction on radio during the days leading up to the game. While fans will be able to call in to bid for Chad Robinson’s jersey during 880 CKLQ’s play by play broadcast with Bruce Luebke from Moose Jaw on Wednesday, October 16th, 94.7 Star FM listeners will have a chance to bid for Pulock’s number 2 jersey during the Friday, October 18th morning show with Tyler Glen and Amber Vandale.
All proceeds from both the raffle and jersey auction will benefit the Canadian Cancer Society, who will also be selling special “Pink the Rink” T-shirts at both the Friday, October 11th and 19th games against Moose Jaw and the Tigers respectively.
This will mark the first time that the Wheat Kings have participated in a “Pink the Rink” jersey auction, in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.
“The Canadian Cancer Society is very pleased to be a part of the very first WHL Brandon Wheat Kings PINK THE RINK", says local Fundraising Coordinator Wendy Taylor. “At this time we would like to Thank ALL those involved who are participating in this wonderful campaign.
Fans and businesses interested in placing a “reserve” bid before the October 19th game can do so by calling the Canadian Cancer Society (Brandon office) at (204) 571-2800 or Toll Free 1-888-857-6658.
More plans and details to be announced early next week, including a look at the Special Theme jerseys that the Wheat Kings will be wearing that night.
THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY MISSION: The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Canada.
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