Feb. 21: Breast Cancer Awareness NightFeb 03, 2014 - 02:00 PST
Come join us at the Toyota Center on Friday, February 21st, when the Tri-City Americans host their 9th Annual Fred Meyer Breast Cancer Awareness Night game, presented by SunWest Sportswear, U.S. Linen & Uniform, 98.3 The Key, KNDU-TV and the Tri-City Herald. The Americans will take on the Prince Albert Raiders, with a variety of fundraising activities going on throughout the game to benefit the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation.
Once again, the ice will be painted pink and the players will be wearing special pink jerseys in the spirit of breast cancer awareness. The first 2,000 fans inside the Toyota Center will receive either a pink Breast Cancer Awareness water bottle or bracelet, and fans can also pick-up a free pink ribbon pin all around the concourse, all courtesy of the Tri-Cities Cancer Center. The Ceremonial Puck Drop will feature local Breast Cancer survivors and the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers will perform the National Anthem.
Activities that will be going on during the night include:
- Pink Jersey Auction
- Pink T-shirt Sales
- Autographed Pink Puck Sales
- Silent Auction
Again this season, this year’s game-worn Breast Cancer Awareness Night auction will take place both in-arena and online at AmsHockeyAuctions.com. Online bidding starts at 10:30pm on Friday, February 21st and will end at 10:00pm on Sunday, February 23rd, featuring all blank jerseys that do not have player names or numbers. All player jerseys, both game-worn and non-game worn, will be sold inside the Toyota Center the night of the event. The in-arena auction will start when doors open to the Toyota Center at 6:00pm and will close at the drop of the puck to begin the 3rd period. The minimum bid is $250, with a Buy It Now option of $750. Again, all proceeds benefit the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation.
Pink short-sleeve T-shirts will be available to purchase that night for a suggested donation of $7.00, courtesy of SunWest Sportswear and U.S. Linen & Uniform. There will also be a large silent auction throughout the Toyota Center concourse featuring gift baskets, Americans memorabilia and autographed pink Breast Cancer Awareness Night pucks.
It’s another Tri-City Herald Family Friday, with fans able to clip the coupon in Thursday’s edition of Atomictown, Friday’s edition of the Tri-City Herald and online at Tri-CityHerald.com to get four tickets for just $64! And, if you have a group of 10 or more going to the game, you can save your group some money by contacting the Americans’ offices at (509) 736-0606 and arranging a Group Night.
Get your tickets now for a night of hope, fun and entertainment at the 9th annual Fred Meyer Breast Cancer Awareness Night, Friday, February 21st at the Toyota Center!
Tri-City is 6-2 all-time on Breast Cancer Awareness Night, with Prince Albert making their second appearance in the event. The Americans defeated the Raiders 5-2 in the third edition of Breast Cancer Awareness Night back in 2008 and defeated the Everett Silvertips 6-2 in last season's 'Pink Ice' Night. Breast Cancer Awareness Night has raised $136,900 in the eight-year history of the event and has raised more than $20,000 in donations in each of the last four seasons, including last season's record high of $22,825.
About the Tri-Cities Cancer Center / Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation
The Tri-Cities Cancer Center began as a dream for a place within our region not only to treat cancer, but also to care for those impacted by it. United in a common goal, local hospitals, individuals, civic groups, and businesses came together to make that dream a reality. The Center, a joint venture of Lourdes Health Network, Trios Health, and Kadlec Regional Medical Center, opened its doors in 1994 as a freestanding non-profit cancer treatment facility. Since then, the Tri-Cities Cancer Center has become a community resource for cancer treatment, support, education, and information. It is also a place where hope is intertwined with compassion, where dedicated professionals work alongside devoted volunteers, and services expand each year, due to the generous support of our community. It is a place where we stand together against a disease that affects us all.
The Foundation was established to support programs and services the Cancer Center provides to patients and their families at no cost. These services, which include our Nurse Navigators, Chaplains, and the Patient Financial Counselor help patients and their families through their cancer journey and provide financial and spiritual support in facing this difficult disease. The Foundation also supports community programs, like no-cost screenings, cancer-education presentations, and classes in our Wellness Center. We also house the region’s most comprehensive cancer education library, the Ralph R. Peterson Library, dedicated in 2010. The Cancer Center was built in 1994 by generous donations from our community. Thank you for continuing this legacy as we fight a disease that affects us all.