The Victoria Royals will be sporting sharp pink and black jerseys against the Vancouver Giants this Saturday.
A staple since 2012, the Pink In The Rink fundraiser generated over $25,000 for cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency last year, and this year will aid in the purchase of a state-of-the-art PET/CT scanner for the Vancouver Island Centre.
Members of the Royals’ squad have also set up their own donation pages to maximize fundraising efforts.
Being the competitors they are, they will be competing for the Top Player Fundraising Award, so find your favourite player and help them achieve fundraising glory!
Activities in the Rink
There are also plenty of activities planned. If fun to you is dreaming big on the 50/50 or enduring the suspense of a silent auction, then you know what to do.
Heck, if punctuality gets your juices flowing, the first 2500 fans get free clappers.
This is an excellent way to ensure those Giants know we mean business, and even better for bopping your child on the head when they ask for their 5th Royal Dog of the night.
The BC Cancer Foundation will also be hosting a raffle at Gate 1 for a roundtrip flight for two to anywhere WestJet flies in North America. So long as your dream destination isn’t Nunavut or the capital of Greenland, it sounds like that would get you anywhere around the continent.
Okay, so suppose you’re not a 50/50 guy, and silent auctions aren’t your thing. You know you won’t be able to get your four children out of the house in time for the free clappers, and you do not like airplanes.
Have no fear; the Victoria Royals still got you covered.
A live auction will be sure to satisfy your adrenaline cravings. Four Pink In The Rink game worn Royals jerseys’ featuring Matthew Phillips, Griffen Outhouse, Jack Walker, and Ryan Gagnon will be up for auction post-game!
Make sure you have at least one full bag of throat lozenges that day to keep that throat ready, and be sure to bring along your best voicebox.
Nothing beats a live auction.
Puck drop is at 7:05 pm this Saturday! A full list of in-rink activities is here.
So far this season, the Royals have earned a record of 5-0-1-0 against the Vancouver Giants that includes a 2-0-1-0 mark on home ice. In those six games, Victoria has averaged 36.3 shots against, which includes recording over 40 shots on three separate occasions.
Victoria: If you have two eyes, a mouth, and a couple of ears, this is a great opportunity to get out in the community. Round up your best pals, get your kids ready for Victoria’s best live sporting experience, and enjoy some fantastic hockey while supporting our community’s care of cancer patients.
When: 7:05pm, Saturday, February 25th
Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Center