November 2, 2012, Kamloops, BC – The Kamloops Blazers are pleased to announce that the annual Breast Cancer Fundraising game on Friday, October 26th raised $14,892 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
The total includes $5,508 donated by the Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club. The Blazers vowed to donate $1 from every ticket if the attendance reached the seating capacity of 5,464. Blazer fans came through as 5,508 people packed the Interior Savings Centre to watch the Blazers skate to an 8-1 victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings. It was the Blazers first non-rain check night sell out since January 26, 2007.
The total also includes $1,000 donated by Kamloops native and Blazer co-owner Mark Recchi, $100 each from Blazer players Cole Cheveldave, Colin Smith and Dylan Willick. Also, $25 from Blazers forward Brayden Gelsinger.
The hockey club also auctioned off special edition Breast Cancer Jerseys, and pumpkins carved by the Blazer players. In addition, a WestJet flight was raffled off and a puck toss was done to help with donations.
All of the funds raised will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. A cheque presentation will be held prior to puck drop on Friday, November 2nd when the Blazers host the Prince George Cougars.