A special hockey game will take place on Saturday in Grunthal as the Southwest Jets take to the ice to fight cancer.
Team manager Courtney Baldwin says they are raising awareness and money during the game.
“We have a couple kids whose parents have directly been affected by cancer, so we thought it was a good idea to be able to raise funds and give back to those who need it the most.”
Hockey Fights Cancer is a special way to bring people together for a common cause. This also gives the young players and their families an opportunity to contribute toward something that is important to them.
“Those 17 boys fight for each other every day as if they're brothers and the parents can't help but to join in that community. We definitely become a family for the season.”
Baldwin says there will be some adjustments made for Saturday’s game to maximize the goal of raising awareness and money.
“We're trying to turn everything purple, which is the main colour for Hockey Fights Cancer,” Baldwin says. “So, all our programs will be purple, and we'll be doing a donation bucket. Typically, we would do a 50/50. This time we're doing a donation bucket, so everything goes in the bucket and everything that we raise will go directly to Cancer Care Manitoba.”
There will also be a silent auction.
Game time is 6pm as the Southwest Jets take on the Pembina Valley Twisters on Saturday in Grunthal.
-With files from Carly Koop.
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