Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Saginaw goes pink this Saturday night

The Saginaw Spirit is partnering with the St. Mary’s of Michigan Seton Cancer Institute for the third annual PINK OUT Breast Caner Awareness Game, taking place this Saturday, October 17.

The Spirit host the Ottawa 67’s at 7:11 p.m.

The action starts with the ladies of the Bay City Hockey Angels. They’ll be putting the fight against breast cancer on ice with a hockey game starting at 5:00 p.m. A Spirit ticket dated for the October 17th game will get you in the door for both games.

The Spirit game will feature a PINK OUT pink pom-pon giveaway for the first 2,500 fans and for a limited time, the Spirit will be selling PINK OUT ribbons for $1.00. Plus, the Spirit will be selling PINK OUT-themed t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts and hats to benefit the Seton Cancer Institute. Proceeds from the team’s PINK OUT merchandise will go to benefit the cause.

The highlight of the event is the recognition of over 30 breast cancer survivors who will be participating in an on-ice ceremonial recognition and puck drop pre-game. The Spirit team will be joining the fight as well, wearing authentic Reebok pink-toned jerseys and pink laces in their game against the 67’s. There will be a live auction benefiting the cause post game, where fans can bid on their favorite player's PINK OUT jersey. Plus, there will be a team autographed PINK OUT jersey on the auction block during the game, with raffle tickets being sold for $5.00 each.

The third annual PINK OUT Breast Cancer Awareness game is made possible due to the support of St. Mary’s of Michigan and the St. Mary’s of Michigan Seton Cancer Institute.

“St. Mary’s of Michigan is a regional leader in the fight against one of America’s top health concerns – cancer,” stated St. Mary’s of Michigan marketing manager Christine Bergman. “By partnering with the Saginaw Spirit for the PINK OUT event and tapping into their incredible fan base, we are able to spread awareness and raise funds to help find a cure for breast cancer. Through our breast diagnostic services including digital mammography and the Seton Cancer Institute for advanced treatment options, we have been able to save more lives and see fewer cases of this disease that can take so much from so many.”

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