FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team will host its annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night, presented by Dignity Health, on Monday, April 19 when the Coyotes face off against the Minnesota Wild. Game time is 6 p.m. at Gila River Arena.
Hockey Fights Cancer (HFC) Night will include a moment built around the NHL's "I Fight For" initiative. The Coyotes will provide all fans in attendance with "I Fight For" placards and ask fans to fill in the name of the special person in their lives they are fighting for who is currently battling cancer or who has battled cancer in the past. In addition, all in-arena static and LED dasher board advertising will be converted to lavender in honor of HFC Night.
As part of Hockey Fights Cancer night, the Coyotes are teaming up with renown local artist J. Pierce to create a special sneaker collaboration for several Coyotes players to share their personal stories of how cancer has touched their lives. Pierce, a Phoenix native, is used to having his art in the spotlight and has done custom pieces for the likes of Rick Ross and Samuel L. Jackson. Coyotes Captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson , Jakob Chychrun , Clayton Keller ,and Jordan Oesterle will wear the exclusive kicks to the game that evening. The pairs of shoes will then be auctioned off to raise money for the Arizona Coyotes Foundation. Fans can bid on the custom shoes by visiting arizonacoyotes.com/HFCShoes. The auction opens on Sunday, April 18 and runs until noon on Tuesday, April 20.
In addition, Coyotes players will wear special purple jerseys with HFC patches during warm-up that will be auctioned online. Mystery pucks and the 50/50 raffle will be available as well. Coyotes players, coaches and broadcasters will wear special Hockey Fights Cancer ties and pins to help raise awareness and demonstrate support. Fans attending the game are encouraged to wear lavender apparel and accessories. HFC apparel will also be available for purchase in the Coyotes Den. In addition, Coyotes players will be using lavender stick tape during warm-up.
About Hockey Fights Cancer™
Hockey Fights Cancer™ is a charitable initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League® and National Hockey League Players' Association. It is supported by players, NHL member clubs, NHL alumni, the NHL Officials' Association, professional hockey athletic trainers and equipment managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. The goal of Hockey Fights Cancer is to raise money and awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research.