(ISN) – The Saskatoon Blades will be joining the fight against cancer this Saturday, Oct. 18 against the Edmonton Oil Kings at SaskTel Centre.
As part of the initiative, the Blades will be debuting a special-edition, one-off jersey to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research, as well as to honour those who have lost their battle with cancer of all types. Accenting the primary logo, which features a unique Blades crest and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation ribbon, the bottom of the sweater will include the names of friends and family members of the Blades and season ticket holders who have been affected by the illness, all as a special tribute to the cause.
The game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off during and after the game, with the proceeds benefitting the C95 Radio Marathon for Breast Cancer Research. All money raised will be donated to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, funding a number of local research projects.
The Blades will also be supporting the campaign by skating on pink ice at SaskTel Centre, which will be converted from the traditional white canvas following Friday’s game against the Red Deer Rebels. Fans are encouraged to support the cause and help us ‘Pink the Rink’ by wearing pink attire to the game.