Milwaukee, WI—Admirals President Jon Greenberg announced that the team will host their annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night, benefitting ABCD (After Breast Cancer Diagnosis), when the team hosts the Manitoba Moose Friday, November 5 at 7 pm at Panther Arena.
The game will feature a moving pre-game video where the players and coaches from both teams and the referees will display their “I Fight For…” signs that show the name(s) of people their lives who have been effected by cancer.
In addition, all fans who come to the game will receive one of the “I Fight For…” signs and they are encouraged to fill them out and hold them up during first TV timeout in the second period. Fans can click here to download their own sign ahead of time.
The team will have a number of special opportunities to help raise money for ABCD. These include:
Proceeds from the Admirals Game Day Auction will be donated to ABCD. These items, which can be viewed and purchased by visiting admirals.givesmart.com, include sticks with purple tape from Admirals Captain Cole Schneider, Alternate Captains Matt Donovan, Michael McCarron, and Matt Tennyson, a stick signed by the entire team, Hockey Fights Cancer Lavender Pucks autographed by individual players.
The proceeds from the Admirals 50/50 raffle.
About ABCD Milwaukee
In 1999, a group of women – led by Melodie Wilson Oldenburg – founded ABCD because they realized having breast cancer is about much more than medical procedures. Most were breast cancer survivors who discovered that the most valuable information and support came from peers – others in similar life circumstances with similar disease experiences. They also understood two other essential truths. Cancer affects loved ones as well as patients. And, providing high quality peer support takes more than good intentions; it takes preparation and ongoing support for those helping others – especially as the breast cancer experience changes.
About Hockey Fights Cancer
Since its inception in 1998, Hockey Fights Cancer – a joint initiative by the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) – has resulted in donations of more than $30 million to support national and local cancer research institutions, children’s hospitals, player charities, and local charities. Hockey Fights Cancer is also a program of both the National Hockey League Foundation (in the U.S.) and NHL Foundation (in Canada). Lavender, the official color of Hockey Fights Cancer, represents all cancers and will be featured prominently throughout the campaign. To join the conversation, use the official hashtag #HockeyFightsCancer.
For more information or to order tickets over the phone fans should call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550 or by clicking here.