TAMPA BAY - Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh and forward Alex Killorn are set to host the first-annual "McDonagh & Killorn Kancer Jam" on Friday, February 7 from 5-8 p.m. at Sparkman Wharf in Downtown Tampa, just steps away from AMALIE Arena. The event gives fans the opportunity to compete in a 32-team kan jam tournament with the entire Bolts roster and other celebrities with all proceeds benefitting Moffitt Cancer Center.
Each two-person fundraising team will be paired with a Lightning player, and compete against other teams featuring Bolts players while also mixing and mingling with the rest of the team and competing in this unique charity tournament in the picturesque setting on the water at Sparkman Wharf. Leading fundraising teams can also earn the right to select their Lightning teammate, appear in the Lightning team photo at the event, obtain unique memorabilia, experiences and more.
"When I played in Kevin Shattenkirk's Kancer Jam I was amazed at how many kids were playing with their parents and how much fun the event was," McDonagh said. "I'm glad to be able to team with Alex and bring this event to our fans in Tampa."
Proceeds from the McDonagh & Killorn Kancer Jam will benefit the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Program at Moffitt Cancer Center. The program addresses the unique concerns and emotional needs of young adults with cancer. Moffitt is committed to providing patients ages 15-39 with specialized medical and psychosocial clinical care. The program exists to help young adult patients and their families manage the emotional toll of their cancer, receive access to cutting edge clinical trials and state-of-the-art care, discuss and understand the cancer treatment and its fertility risks and options, and connect with others who are also facing cancer and coping with similar issues.
"When Ryan and I visited Moffitt, we learned about their AYA program," Killorn said. "As many of these patients are in our age group, we felt this was a program that we'd like to lend our support to."
Teams can register or donate at www.CrowdRise.com/mkjam. Sponsorships are also available. For more information fans can visit www.jamkancerinthekan.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. McDonagh & Killorn Kancer Jam merchandise is available for a limited time by visiting http://www.goballisticsports.com/store/c380/McDonagh_%26_Killorn_Kancer_Jam.html.
About the Jam Kancer in the Kan Foundation
The Jam Kancer in the Kan Foundation is a donor-advised fund that begun in a backyard in 2014. Since then, KITK has raised more than $1,300,000 to benefit charities and organizations that provide support to families affected by this disease by staging "Kancer Jam" fundraising events in local communities & National Hockey League cities. To learn more, visit www.jamkancerinthekan.com.