Thursday, October 18, 2007

Spirit to join breast cancer fight on Oct. 27

The Saginaw Spirit will partner with National City Bank and the St. Mary's of Michigan Seton Cancer Institute to host a Breast Cancer Awareness game on Oct. 27 when the Spirit take on the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors at 7:11 p.m.

The game will feature the first ever Spirit "Pink Out." Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game. The first 5,000 fans will also receive pink pom-pons.

The night starts out with a special pre-game ceremony recognizing several local breast cancer survivors. National City Bank will be hosting the survivors and their families for a special reception prior to the game at their Tittabawassee Road location.

“There are two million breast cancer survivors in America – enough to fill the arena many times over,” stated Angela Hine, National City's Community President in Saginaw. “The survivors we're honoring are a small handful of those who command our respect and admiration."

Spirit captains Patrick Asselin and Ryan McDonough are chipping in on the fight against breast cancer by wearing a limited edition pink jersey during warm-ups. The jerseys will be signed and auctioned off following the game. There will also be two pink jerseys signed by the team up for grabs. The proceeds from the jersey auction go to support the Seton Cancer Institute and their battle against Breast Cancer.

The Spirit merchandise booths will be selling a pink Spirit hat during the game for a special reduced price and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Awareness cause.

The Bud Light Blue Line will also feature music from Cherry Red. The Saginaw Spirit Dance Team and the Saginaw Spirit Junior Dance Team will be performing during the game and the Citadel Broadcasting Family will be in attendance.

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