Each season, the Minnesota Wild joins forces with the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association for Hockey Fights Cancer (HFC), an initiative to raise money and awareness for hockey's most important fight.
The Minnesota Wild will host its Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night on Tuesday, November 2nd when the Wild take on the Ottawa Senators. The awareness night will include a variety of in-game features highlighting Hockey Fights Cancer initiatives.
The night will be dedicated to supporting the cause in numerous ways:
Fans attending the game are encouraged to wear lavender to show their support.
A special Hockey Fights Cancer ticket package is available that includes a Minnesota Wild/Hockey Fights Cancer lavender Love Your Melon beanie. For each ticket purchased, a Hockey Fights Cancer beanie will be donated to a local child fighting cancer. A portion of each ticket purchased will be donated back to provide tickets to local cancer charities.
Fans and organizations can also purchase tickets to the game to be donated to cancer-affiliated organizations. For more information on tickets click here or access My Wild Account.
The Minnesota Wild Split the Pot Raffle partner for Hockey Fights Cancer night will be Pinky Swear Foundation. Pinky Swear Foundation's mission is helping kids with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support. Learn more at https://pinkyswear.org
Hockey Fights Cancer blankets will be sold at all Hockey Lodge locations throughout the arena. All proceeds will benefit the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance. For each blanket purchased, one blanket will be donated to a local pediatric cancer patient.
Riley Kane, a nine-year old hockey player who was recently diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, will be the game's honorary Flag Bearer.
Gary Brausen and Dr. Steve Link, two lung cancer survivors and friends of Tom Kurvers, will make the Let's Play Hockey! announcement.
Hockey Fights Cancer Online Auction - November 2-14
Wild players will wear lavender Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys during on-ice warmups. The custom warmup jerseys will be worn, signed and auctioned off on the Minnesota Wild Foundation Handbid Auction platform. The auction will also feature a limited number of HFC themed mystery pucks and other unique items - details at www.wild.com/onlineauctions. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Wild Foundation and Children's Cancer Research Fund.
Hockey Fights Cancer merchandise is available now at all Hockey Lodge locations. A portion of each sale will be donated to Hockey Fights Cancer charities. Fans can also donate to Hockey Fights Cancer at cash registers of all Hockey Lodge locations throughout the month of November.