The Admirals present the Hunt for Pink October
Oct 15, 2009
Milwaukee, WI – For the third consecutive season the Milwaukee Admirals will present the “Hunt for Pink October,” where the team will promote cancer awareness at all of their games in the month of October.
Highlighting the events will be the team’s game on Friday, October 30 where $2 from each ticket sold will be donated to the local American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. In addition, the Admirals will also raise funds for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer through the sales of the player’s game-worn home helmets which will feature the symbolic pink breast cancer ribbons during three October games.
“We are privileged to be able to team up with an organization like the American Cancer Society this year to once again help raise awareness for all of those affected by breast cancer,” said Admirals President Jon Greenberg. “Throughout our community, friends and family are confronting breast cancer’s impact each day and the American Cancer Society has extensive resources to help those affected by this disease.”
The Admirals game helmets will be available for bid throughout the month, both at games and by phone with the final bids coming at the end of the second intermission of the game on October 30. Helmets will be autographed by the players after the game. The silent auction will begin on Saturday, October 24 at 6 pm at the Digicopy Information table located outside of section 225 at the Bradley Center. There will also be one team autographed helmet raffled off, with the proceeds benefiting Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The raffle tickets for the helmet are $10 each.
The Admirals are also actively involved in Clear Channel Radio’s Pink Porch Light campaign. Milwaukee area Ace Hardware Stores are currently selling pink porch lights for just $5 to show support for the fight against breast cancer and to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fund. The Admirals will replace the normally red goal-judge lights with the pink ACS lights so that each goal scored at the Bradley Center in October will be accompanied by an illuminated pink light.
The American Cancer Society’s Premier Events Manager, Linda Witucki stated, “The American Cancer Society is thrilled to partner with the Admirals in the fight against Breast Cancer. This event will not only raise much needed dollars but will help to raise awareness. This is your opportunity to join your favorite team and celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate women about early detection and prevention, and raise money to fund lifesaving research and to support programs to help us reach a day when no one will have to hear the words “You have breast cancer". For more information about the American Cancer Society please call, 1.800.227.2345.
The American Cancer Society will also have a table on the concourse at each of the team’s three October home games where Admirals fans can learn more about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the Society’s programs and services. The Bradley Center Ice will be emblazoned with 20-foot pink ribbons at the beginning of each attacking zone for all three games.
The Admirals kick off their Hunt for Pink October at their home opener on October 24, at 7:00 pm versus the Manitoba Moose at the Bradley Center. Fans can purchase tickets by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Groups of ten or more people receive a minimum of $2 off of each ticket. For more information or to order group tickets call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.