October 15, 2013, Brandon, MB. (ISN) – The Brandon Wheat Kings will be hoping a very special promotion will give them a boost this Saturday night when they play host to their final home game in three weeks.
The Wheat Kings will be wearing one-time only, brand new, pink jerseys in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. In addition to a a special Wheat Kings’ logo, the jerseys will feature the names of season ticket holders friends and family, who have been lost to cancer, in the bottom piping trim of the sweaters. Among the close to forty names that will be displayed are former Brandon Wheat Kings’ Athletic Trainer Rob Stouffer as well as Bob Hamilton, the club’s former Education Counsellor at Crocus Plains High School.
The main crest is based on the hockey club’s logo that was used between 1972-1981 and rebranded with the traditional pink ribbon, which represents the international symbol of breast cancer awareness. The team’s existing Crown logo meanwhile will serve as the jersey’s shoulder patches.
The game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off during a silent auction throughout Saturday’s game against the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers, as well as two radio auctions this week.
Chad Robinson’s number 20 will be available for fans to bid on during Wednesday’s play by play broadcast with Bruce Luebke from Moose Jaw on 880 CKLQ.
The jersey to be worn by captain Ryan Pulock meanwhile will be up for bids from 6am to 12 noon this Friday, October 18th with Tyler Glen and Amber Vandale on 94.7 Star FM.
Fans wanting to place a bid on either jersey, or those wishing to place a “reserve bid” of $250 for any of the other game worn jerseys are asked to contact the Canadian Cancer Society (Brandon office) at 571-2800 or Toll Free 1-888-857-6658.
In addition to the twenty game worn jerseys, two others will be given away during Saturday’s game. Volunteers from the Canadian Cancer Society will be selling raffle tickets throughout the contest at Westman Communications Group Place.
All proceeds from the sale of these game worn jerseys will go to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Tickets to Saturday night’s game are on sale now at the Keystone Centre box office, by calling (204) 726-3555 or online at www.wheatkings.com