Everyone will be a winner at the Duncan McDonald Community Gardens on the night of February 23.
That’s the night the hometown Trenton Golden Hawks will be teaming up with the local Canadian Cancer Society and sporting pink jerseys against the arch-rival Wellington Dukes in support of an important cause: women’s cancer research.
The 5th annual Pink in the Rink event officially kicked off Monday morning with the reveal of the Golden Hawks’ pink jerseys, which fans will be able to bid on in a silent auction throughout the game. The proceeds will go to help many local women who have been affected by this disease in some way.
Over $38,000 has been raised since the event began in 2014.
Community Fundraising Specialist at the Hastings Prince Edward Canadian Cancer Society Lola McMurter says the support of a great partner like the Golden Hawks over the last five years has been very rewarding.
The event hits particularly close to home for Golden Hawks Director of Hockey Operations John McDonald.
Representatives from sponsors Huff Estates Winery and Williams Hotels were also present to help with the reveal.
Monday’s press conference also featured a brief speech from Belleville resident Margie Burness, a breast cancer survivor and guest speaker at the game on February 23.
Tickets for that game can be bought via the Golden Hawks website or at the Duncan McDonald Community Gardens box office.