Flyers host annual Pink in the Rink

November 11, 2015   ·   0 Comments

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By Brian Lockhart

By Brian Lockhart

Flyers don pink jerseys for annual event

The Orangeville Junior A Flyers changed up their look for their Saturday (Nov. 7) night home game against the Buffalo Jr Sabres at the Alder Street arena.

The squad was wearing pink jerseys with names honouring people who have either succumbed to cancer or are currently fighting it or are survivors.

This is the fifth year the event has taken place.

An on-line auction prior to the evening allowed people to bid on jerseys that would be worn on the ice for the special game. The opening bid on each jersey was $80 with the final bid on many of the uniforms going over the $200 mark.

“We wanted to make sure the money stayed local, within out hospital net- work,” Explained Pink in the Rink co-ordinator Kathleen Secenj. “The money is going to the chemotherapy unit at Headwaters Healthcare Centre. “About a month before the game we set up a jersey auction and people can bid on them. The name on the back of the jersey is not the player, it’s the name of a person the winner of the jersey can honour.”

Royal Chevrolet Cadillac has been the main corporate sponsor the past five years.

“Royal stepped up and every year they have been a part of it. They give us a big donation every year and that allows us to get the jerseys,” Secenj said. “Cancer has touched everyone at some point. Whether you know someone, or its a family member or friend, it’s touched everyone.”

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