The Blackhawks Go Purple Tonight
The Chicago Blackhawks will trade in their traditional colors of red and black will go purple for tonight's game.
As they're hosting the "Hockey Fights Cancer" night.
According to the Official site of the Chicago Blackhawks, the team "will host 'Hockey Fights Cancer Night' at the United Center on tonight, when the team faces off against the St. Louis Blues"
The Blackhawks players will be wearing "one-of-a-kind warm-up purple and lavender jerseys, while coaches and broadcasters will wear lavender ties. Each warm-up jersey will be auctioned off online, in addition to the ties worn by coaches, broadcasters and players, which will be accompanied by an autographed photo."
By the way, if you're interested, bidding on the jerseys and ties visit: chicagoblackhawks.com starting tonight, Nov. 4th, through 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Proceeds from the sales will be donated to Chicago Blackhawks Charities, with portions being distributed to various local cancer awareness organizations.
Also, "the Blackhawks have partnered with Make-A-Wish Illinois and Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation for a special pregame on-ice recognition of six local children, while more children will ride the Zambonis during the intermissions and all “Shoot the Puck” contestants are cancer survivors, fighting cancer or helping to find a cure for cancer."
If you've never heard about "Hockey Fights Cancer", it was founded in December 1998 by the NHL and NHLPA to raise money and awareness for hockey’s most important fight. Hockey Fights Cancer is supported by NHL players, NHL member clubs, NHL alumni, the NHL Officials’ Association, professional hockey athletic trainers and equipment managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America.
To date, Hockey Fights Cancer along with the NHL’s U.S. and Canadian charitable foundations as well as NHL supporters and fans have raised more than "$15 million to support national and local cancer research institutions, children’s hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations."