VEGAS (November 15, 2017) - Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz announced today, November 15, that the team will host its inaugural Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Tuesday, November 28, when the Golden Knights face the Dallas Stars at 7 p.m. PT at T-Mobile Arena.
Hockey Fights Cancer is a league-wide initiative uniting the hockey community in support of cancer patients and their families. Each season, every NHL team hosts a Hockey Fights Cancer Night benefitting various organizations and support initiatives.
The Golden Knights will wear specialty Hockey Fights Cancer lavender jerseys during warmups that will be auctioned that night. All proceeds from the jersey auction, as well as money raised from the 51/49 raffle, will benefit the health and wellness pillar of the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation with a portion going to the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.
Before the game, current pediatric cancer patients and survivors from the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation will take the ice to line up with Golden Knights players during the national anthem.
In addition to Hockey Fights Cancer Night, select Golden Knights players will visit children at the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation from 1-2 p.m. this Saturday, November 18 (3711 E. Sunset Rd., Las Vegas NV 89120).
The players and Golden Knights mascot Chance will participate in activities with the children, whose lives are all currently being impacted by life-threatening illnesses.
ABOUT THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
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ABOUT THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS FOUNDATION
Established in 2017, the Golden Knights Foundation serves as the team's main charitable beneficiary, and raises money through various fundraisers and in-game efforts, including a 51/49 raffle, jersey and memorabilia auctions and other initiatives to engage fans. Through the foundation, the Vegas Golden Knights seek to support exemplary Las Vegas nonprofit organizations that help make a position impact in the local community.
ABOUT THE NEVADA CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION
Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1993, which offers over 45 programs and services including a variety of educational services, financial support and counseling for critically-ill children and their families living in Southern Nevada. The foundation's mission is to work side by side with the medical community to provide social, emotional, educational, financial and psychological support services and programs to families of ALL children diagnosed with a life threatening or critical illness such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, renal disorders, blood and immunologic diseases as well as to adults touched by cancer. In 2011, NCCF incorporated The Caring Place which provides emotional support as well as healing arts and wellness services to adults with cancer, into its breadth of programs. Contact the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation at 702.735.8434 or visit them at www.nvccf.org for pediatric services, healing arts and wellness programs for adults diagnosed with cancer, and for ORION financial grants for adults in cancer treatment.