Winnipeg, MB --The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, announced its plans for the league's annual Hockey Fights Cancer fundraising campaign. The Jets will host Hockey Fights Cancer night at Bell MTS Place when they take on the Minnesota Wild on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Game time is 7 p.m. CT.
That night, all Winnipeg Jets players will wear special Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys during pre-game warm up. During the game, Jets coaches and broadcasters will wear official lavender-coloured Hockey Fights Cancer ties. The Winnipeg Jets will also convert all their rinkboards and in-game visual media to lavender on Nov. 27 in order to generate increased awareness for the cause.
Raffle tickets will be sold for $5.00 at all Jets Gear locations and in the concourse at seven Winnipeg Jets home games between Sunday, Oct. 29 and Monday, Nov. 27, for a chance to win warm up issued Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys. Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase autographed mystery pucks and mini sticks on the concourse on Nov. 27. After the game, there will be an online auction featuring special Hockey Fights Cancer painted goalie masks worn by Connor Hellybuyck and Steve Mason. Jets fans will also be able to bid on player worn Hockey Fights Cancer ties, game-used lavender-taped sticks and warm up worn jerseys through the online auction. All Jets Gear locations (Bell MTS Place, Kildonan Place, Polo Park, St. Vital and Bell MTS Iceplex) will sell a variety of limited edition merchandise, with a portion of the proceeds going to Hockey Fights Cancer. Details of the auction time frame and all information regarding these and other Hockey Fights Cancer initiates can be found at winnipegjets.com/HFC.
All proceeds raised will be directed to CancerCare Manitoba's pediatric clinical trials. Currently the Foundation funds over 50 percent of the cost of clinical trials for children and teens with cancer here in Manitoba. Manitoba continues to have the highest participation rate of pediatric trials in the country. This has been in large part because of the significant donations CancerCare Manitoba Foundation directs to this effort year after year - all funds raised by CancerCare Manitoba Foundation stays in our province to benefit Manitobans with cancer and their families.
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