|Hockey Fights Cancer Tie (Photo: Getty Images) |
The Buffalo Sabres today announced that they will take part in the NHL Hockey Fights Cancer program for their home game on Friday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. against the Ottawa Senators. All Sabres coaches and broadcasters will wear specifically designed Hockey Fights Cancer ties and pins to commemorate the night, and Sabres mascot Sabretooth will wear a special pink Buffalo Sabres jersey.
Fans attending the game will have the opportunity to purchase Sabres hats autographed by a random Sabres player for $20. The hats have been donated by New Era Cap Company and will be sold by the Sabres’ significant others. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Before the game, a check for $10,000 will be presented to the Kevin Guest House on behalf of the Buffalo Sabres Foundation and the NHL. The Sabres will also hold a ceremonial faceoff preceding the game featuring Carly’s Club member and Roswell Park patient Jimmy Szafranski dropping the puck.
Members of Carly’s Club will have the opportunity to ride the Zambonis as they resurface the ice between periods. Sabres’ goaltender Ryan Miller
will be recognized for winning the NHL Foundation Player Award for his work with the Steadfast Foundation.
The following Buffalo Sabres players have made donations in support of Hockey Fights Cancer:
- Ryan Milller will donate his suite for the entire season to Carly’s Club.
- Thomas Vanek and Craig Rivet will donate suite tickets for the game to Camp Good Days.
Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association to raise money and awareness for hockey's most important fight. It is supported by NHL Member Clubs, NHL Alumni, the NHL Officials' Association, Professional Hockey Trainers and Equipment Managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. To date, more than $11 million has been raised to support national and local cancer research institutions, Children’s Hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations.