St. Catharines, Ontario – The Niagara IceDogs have announced that the Niagara Branch of the Canadian Cancer Society will be receiving $18,000 from the live auction of the game-worn specialty pink jerseys, from the 7-2 win on January 19th against the Flint Firebirds. All funds raised from the jersey auction will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society; the IceDogs cover the cost of jersey production. The Canadian Cancer Society raised an additional $4,000 through coin collections between periods, the sale of merchandise at their booth on the concourse, and through our second intermission chuck-a-puck fundraiser. In total, the Canadian Cancer Society raised $22,000 at the game.
“We [Niagara IceDogs] are so proud to be donating such a significant amount of money to the Canadian Cancer Society in Niagara, from our specialty jersey auction.” Said Bill Burke, Owner of the Niagara IceDogs. “The work done with the CCS, to provide our region with extensive research and innovative treatment is invaluable to our community. To have received such strong support from our own fanbase for a national organization, like the Canadian Cancer Society, shows the importance of their work to our community.”
2019 NHL Draft eligible forward Philip Tomasino’s jersey was the top selling jersey, going for $900. Niagara IceDogs Captain and Vegas Golden Knights Prospect Ben Jones’ jersey was auctioned for $650. Bradey Johnson’s jersey was auctioned for $600.
“Even bad weather didn’t keep fans away from this year’s Pink in the Rink game and jersey auction and we are thrilled that more than $22,000 was raised towards research into women’s cancers.” Said Karen Viersen, Senior Manager, Hamilton, Brant-Norfolk and Niagara branch of the Canadian Cancer Society. “The Canadian Cancer Society is proud to partner with the Niagara IceDogs and their fans to support our vision of creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer.”
For more details visit niagaraicedogs.net.