Thursday, March 4, 2010

Pink in the Rink

It is not often that you see hockey players wearing pink but this weekend you can! The Texas Tornados partnering with the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Frisco to dedicate a weekend of hockey to raising funds for cancer awareness. A percentage of the proceeds from ticket sales, pink merchandise, and a Jersey Auction will benefit the ACS! The players will be wearing the one-of-a-kind pink jerseys all weekend in honor of Lisa Flowers, a long-time Tornado fan who served as a host mom to many of the players throughout the years, who lost her battle with cancer last fall. The jerseys will be auctioned off by silent auction throughout the weekend. Last year's auction raised over $10,000!
The Tornado will play the Springfield Junior Blues on Friday March 5th at 7:30 pm, on Saturday March 6th at 7:00 pm and on Sunday March 7th at 3:00 pm. Click here for ticket information or call 972-335-9800. The tickets start at $7 so it is a great way to have some family fun and give a little back at the same time.
Don't forget to mark your calendars for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Frisco as well! The 24 relay will begin on May 7th at 6:00 pm and end on May 8th at 7:00 am. It started in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, walked and ran around a track for 24 hours straight. Since then it has grown into a relay that involves over 3.5 million people a year in 19 countries! Everyone and anyone is invited to participate. There is $10 entry fee and then you are free to raise as much as you can for a donation. The best way to participate is to put a team together and "camp out" at the track. Each team is encouraged to have at least one representative on the track at a time.

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