FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team will host its annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Saturday, Nov. 8, when the Coyotes face off against the New York Islanders. 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 and Prisma will provide 10,000 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 donations to both Movember and PeppedUp! The Coyotes will also host Valley cancer patients throughout the arena and will have local cancer organizations present to promote awareness, prevention and treatment.
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 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 October 14 and runs through November 15 with all of the NHL’s 30 teams participating. For this season’s month-long initiative, the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) have partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer, MOVEMBER, and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to raise funds and awareness for this important cause.
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. To date, through the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, the NHL's US and Canadian charitable foundations and NHL supporters and fans have donated more than $14 million to support national and local cancer research institutions, children's hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations. Hockey Fights Cancer is also a component of The Biggest Assist Happens Off The Ice®, the National Hockey League’s and National Hockey League Players’ Association’s social responsibility program that builds on hockey’s long-standing tradition of addressing important social issues in North America and around the world. For more information about Hockey Fights Cancer, please go to hockeyfightscancer.com.