This Sunday, players are wanted to play hockey for cancer awareness.
Hosted by the Relay for Life team – Got Hope? – in Vauxhall, this special hockey game will be hosted by none other then Santa Claus along one of his most trusted elves on Dec. 13, at 3:00 p.m. at the Vauxhall Community Rink.
In addition to the hockey game, the crowd will also be able to enjoy a few side games – like a hole-in-one on ice – and Christmas decorations will be on sale.
The hockey game is free to attend, although organizers are asking for donations, and all proceeds from the event will be directly donated to the Canadian Cancer Society through the Relay for Life team.
“Cancer is something – if it hasn’t effected everybody yet – is eventually going to effect everybody,” said Kendall Enns, one of the event organizers. “It’s just such a heartbreaking thing to see somebody go through that, that I think everybody should come out and honour everybody who has been effected by it or will be effected by it.”
Relay for Life is a community fundraiser across Canada where participants raise money and awareness for cancer research. Participants walk or run along a set course, passing a baton to team members, sort of like in a relay race. In 2014, over 128,000 participants raised $42.2 million dollars.
The Got Hope? team hosting this event will be participating in Relay for Life for the second time this spring in a 12-hour long relay in Lethbridge.