Glens Falls, NY – The Adirondack Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames, have announced today that they have donated over $11,711 to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital as a result of Pink in the Rink Night on Saturday evening at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
The post-game jersey auction raised $11,025, the largest jersey auction total in Adirondack Thunder history. Brian Ward’s jersey was the top seller of the evening at $850, while Stepan Falkovsky’s jersey was sold for $800. The 50/50 raffle raised an additional $476 towards the C.R. Wood Cancer Center, while the Thunder added another $210 donated through special Pink in the Rink online ticket sales.
The Thunder also honored 15 breast cancer survivors during the jersey auction. Partnering with Glens Falls Hospital to reach out to survivors throughout the area, the local women each walked out with a player as they auctioned off their jersey.
“We’d like to thank our fans for their incredible generosity as we set a franchise standard for a donation through a jersey auction,” Adirondack Thunder President Brian Petrovek said. “We’d also like to thank Glens Falls Hospital for their support and partnership. Pink in the Rink has become a must attend game on our schedule every season and we’re grateful for the Hospital’s efforts on making this year’s edition a successful one.”
The Pink in the Rink donation is the second made to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center this season. At the 2017 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic, the ECHL Officials donated $2,275 as a part of the All-Star festivities. Along with the donation, ECHL All Stars Tanner Sorenson and Kevin Tansey, as well as Thunder players Dennis Kravchenko and Phil Lane visited patients in the Center as well as the pediatrics wing.
“We are extremely grateful to the Adirondack Thunder for stepping up once again in support of area cancer patients and the hospital.” Glens Falls Hospital Vice President of Development Cindy Sherwood said.
The C.R. Wood Cancer Center offers a comprehensive program of cancer care services that are unsurpassed in the Glens Falls and Saratoga regions, from advanced treatments and innovative education and support programs to early detection and cancer prevention. Their combination of medical expertise and patient support has earned us an accreditation by the American College of Surgeons as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program – the highest designation available outside of an academic environment. For more information, or to make a donation, visit http://www.glensfallshospital.org/services/hospital/cancer-center.
The Thunder are back in action this weekend with a home-and-home set against Manchester, including Sunday afternoon at the GFCC, with puck drop slated for 3:00 p.m. Adirondack Thunder individual and group ticket packages are also available for just $13 per ticket in addition to new Thunder mini-packs, consisting of four tickets and a gift card to a local restaurant for just $65. Call 518-480-3355 x1 or visit ECHLThunder.com/tickets to customize a plan and reserve your seat locations today.
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