IOWA WILD ANNOUNCES HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER NIGHT ON NOV. 23Oct 31, 2019
Iowa Wild announced today the organization will host its first-ever Hockey Fights CancerTM Night when the team welcomes the Bakersfield Condors to Wells Fargo Arena on Nov. 23. The night will feature various charities throughout the game and many in-game elements will incorporate the Hockey Fights CancerTM theme.
The Wild is dedicated to showing its support for those battling cancer and will do so through a variety of initiatives throughout the night. Hockey Fights CancerTM Night will benefit three charities whose sole mission is battling cancer: Children’s Cancer Connection, Zero Prostate Cancer – Des Moines and National Ovarian Cancer Coalition – Des Moines.
During warm-ups, the team will wear special Hockey Fights CancerTM themed jerseys. The jerseys will then be brought up to the concourse for a silent auction, which will close during the second intermission of the game.
Fans will be able to purchase lavender Hockey Fights CancerTM Iowa Wild pucks at merchandise stands, with a portion of the proceeds going to the three benefiting charities for the night. Also during the game, fans can fill out Hockey Fights CancerTM “I Fight For” signs, which will be displayed during a special recognition moment in-game.
Hockey Fights CancerTM Night hits especially close to home for the Wild organization, as Iowa general manager Tom Kurvers was diagnosed with stage three lung cancer in January 2019.
Since his diagnosis, Kurvers has joined millions of others in fighting the disease. During this past summer, Kurvers received news his treatments had gone well, with the disease responding well to medication.
To show support for Kurvers, the Wild will also be auctioning off a special Kurvers jersey and other memorabilia to benefit A Breath of Hope, an organization Kurvers has worked closely with since his diagnosis.
Fans attending the game are encouraged to wear lavender in support of cancer patients and survivors.
The Iowa Wild 2019-20 regular season is presented by MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center and runs from October through April. For more information, please contact the Wild office by calling 515-564-8700 or by visiting www.iowawild.com.