FLINT — In an effort to create awareness about breast cancer and raise funds for area women in need to receive 3D mammograms, the Flint Firebirds Hockey Club and the McLaren Flint Foundation are partnering for the fifth time. This year’s hockey game fundraiser is called “Pink Out for Mamms” and takes place on Oct. 12. The puck drops at 7 p.m. at the Dort Federal Event Center. There will be plenty of action both on and off the ice as the Firebirds host the Peterbor ough Petes in another exciting Ontario Hockey League battle. This year’s pink title sponsor is Pink Par-Tee of Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club Women’s Association.
The Flint Firebirds players will wear special jerseys with the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon on them during the game. The jerseys will be auctioned off at the end of the third period. A 50/50 raffle will take place and special pink merchandise will also be on sale on the concourse.
“We greatly appreciate the Flint Firebirds partnering with us again this year to raise funds for this important cause,” states Doug Glazier, Vice President McLaren Flint Foundation. “We are looking forward to all of the night’s activities at this family friendly event.”
The team has kicked off their fifth season in Flint and currently has several players who have been drafted and signed by the NHL. Who will be lucky enough to make the winning bid on these star players’ game jerseys?
“The Flint Firebirds are excited to partner with the McLaren Flint Foundation again this year in the fight against breast cancer,” said Jeremy Torrey, Flint Firebirds President. “We all have loved ones who have been or could be affected by this disease. Having the ability to make a difference creates a great amount of pride for our fans, players and organization.”
Great seats are still available and can be purchased at the Dort Federal Event Center Box Office, or through ticketmaster.com. Be sure and use the promo code PINK and $4 from each ticket purchase will go toward helping area women in need, receive a 3D mammogram at the McLaren Imaging Center. — G.G.