FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team will host its annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Saturday, Nov. 4, when the Coyotes face off against the Carolina Hurricanes. Game time is 6 p.m. at Gila River Arena.
Hockey Fights Cancer (HFC) Night will include a moment of silence 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.
The Coyotes will be fundraising throughout the evening for Phoenix Children's Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Coyotes players will wear purple jerseys with HFC patches during warm-ups that will be auctioned online. Mystery pucks and the 50/50 raffle will be available as well to benefit the center.
The Coyotes will also have a special guest joining the coaching staff for the game. Additionally, the team will host Valley cancer patients throughout the arena and will have local cancer organizations present to promote awareness, prevention and treatment. Multiple Coyotes players have donated suites for the game to cancer patients and survivors.
Coyotes 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 to show their support. HFC apparel will also be available for purchase in the Coyotes Den.
Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month runs through the month of November with all the NHL's 31 teams participating. Since the campaign's initiative began in 1998, more than $16 million has been donated to support national and local organizations for cancer support and research.
For more information on the Coyotes Hockey Fights Cancer Night, please visit www.ArizonaCoyotes.com/HFC.
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.