The Trenton Golden Hawks and the Canadian Cancer Society united once again for a special cause Friday night.
The team’s fifth annual Pink in the Rink event saw $8,900 raised through the generous donations of hockey fans at the Duncan McDonald Memorial Gardens. That money will go towards women’s cancer research.
The Golden Hawks wore pink jerseys that were bid on in a silent auction during the game. Giving them some assistance was the Quinte Red Devils Peewee AAA team – who netted over $8,500 at their own Pink in the Rink event – acting as flag bearers before the game and passing donation buckets around the crowd.
Also as part of the pre-game ceremony, breast cancer survivor Margie Burness spoke to those in attendance about her personal story with battling the disease and overcoming adversity associated with it.
Jessica Klein, Community Fundraising Specialist for the Canadian Cancer Society Hastings and Prince Edward, says they’ve been amazed at the community support for the event year after year, along with the Golden Hawks partnership.
The entire Quinte region came out as winners on the evening, despite the hometown Golden Hawks coming out on the wrong end of an 8-2 score against the arch-rival Wellington Dukes.