Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Bulldogs "pink the rink"
In an effort to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer, the Bulldogs have comissioned special pink jerseys that they'll wear one night only, October 25th when they host the Penticton Vees.
The Dogs are looking for corporate sponsors to adopt a jersey. What the sponsors get is the jersey to hang in their business for the month of October. Fans and customers that visit the businesses will be able to enter a draw to win the jersey, as long as they make a small donation towards Breast Cancer Awareness.
At the end of the game on October 25th the corporate sponsors will be on the ice and the players will present them the jersey off their back. The corporate sponsor will then present the jersey to the lucky fan who had his or her name drawn.
Its moments like this that I'm really proud of the Dogs organization and what they are trying to accomplish. The "pink the rink" idea has been around for a year or two, but it has been reserved for higher levels of hockey, to the best of my knowledge. I'm certain that the Dogs are the first BCHL team, and possibly the first Junior A team in Canada to go so far as to comission special jerseys for this cause.
In the end it doesn't matter whether the Dogs are first or not, all that matters is that they are doing it!
Way to go Dogs!
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