Thursday, November 5, 2015
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team will host its annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Saturday, Nov. 7, when the Coyotes face off against the New York Rangers. Game time is 7 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 and Prisma Graphics will provide 7,500 fans in attendance with "I Fight For" placards and ask fans to fill in the name of the special person in their lives who is currently battling cancer or who has battled cancer in the past. In addition, there will be in-arena public service announcements about HFC and the Coyotes will make a donation to Children’s Cancer Network. The Coyotes will also host Valley cancer patients throughout the arena and will have local cancer organizations present to promote awareness, prevention and treatment. Four special cancer fighting youth will participate as job shadows of the Coyotes’ PA announcer, In-game host, television broadcaster and equipment manager.
Coyotes’ players will wear purple jerseys with HFC patches during warm-ups that will later be auctioned online by the Arizona Coyotes Foundation to benefit cancer charities. Coyotes coaches, players 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 began on October 19 and runs through November 13 with all of the NHL’s 30 teams participating. Since the campaign’s initiative began in 1998, more than $15 million has been donated to support national and local organizations for cancer support and research. The NHL and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) will donate more than $200,000 to local cancer organizations and to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Movember, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Prostate Cancer Canada and ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer.
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. For more information about Hockey Fights Cancer, please go to hockeyfightscancer.com.