Thursday, October 30, 2014
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the majority of the players on the team will grow moustaches in honor of Movember, an annual charity event held during the month of November that encourages men to grow Mo’s (slang for moustache) to raise awareness and funds for cancers affecting men.
Coyotes’ Assistant Captain Keith Yandle will lead the charge with his “Yandlebar” during the 30-day moustache-growing movement. He will be joined by Coyotes Captain Shane Doan, Mikkel Boedker, Kyle Chipchura, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, David Schlemko, Michael Stone, Mike Smith, Antoine Vermette, David Moss, Chris Summers, Sam Gagner, B.J. Crombeen, Brandon McMillan, Joe Vitale and Zbynek Michalek.
“My teammates and I are proud to take part in this great cause,” said Yandle. “We hope to increase awareness about cancers that affect men and raise funds to battle this disease. I look forward to seeing what kind of ‘staches our team can grow.”
ArizonaCoyotes.com will post a weekly photo gallery featuring Coyotes players and their moustaches. The Coyotes are also encouraging fans to tweet @arizonacoyotes and share their Movember moustache photos for a chance to win tickets to upcoming Coyotes games. Fans should use the hashtag #YandleBarBros. Throughout the month, fans that join the Coyotes Yandlebar team will have an opportunity to win a suite to a Coyotes game in December. Women are also encouraged to join the Movember movement by raising money to support the men in their life, acting as men’s health advocates.
Fans can support the Coyotes Movember campaign by donating at the Coyotes Community Corner at Gila River Arena beginning Nov. 4 when the Coyotes take on the Toronto Maple Leafs. Fans can contribute to the cause by visiting the Coyotes Movember page at www.ArizonaCoyotes.com/YotesMovember that will launch Nov. 1.
Movember is an annual charity event during the month of November where men grow a moustache while raising funds and awareness for men’s health issues. The moustache is our ribbon, it’s the vehicle by which we raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research. Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, our commitment is to grow a moustache and change the face of men’s health. Men are encouraged to register at www.movember.com and start with a clean-shaven face. For more details on the Arizona Coyotes participation and ways to contribute to “Movember”, please visit the www.ArizonaCoyotes.com/YotesMovember.