Rock's Blog: Cross-Check Cancer with the Penguins

Saturday January 28 @ 6:05pm
Penguins hockey game
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The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will be holding their annual night to raise awareness of and funds for the fight against cancer this Saturday night when the Pens take on the Bridgeport Islanders at 6:05pm.

Cross-Check Cancer, presented by Geisinger, will feature numerous activities geared toward helping to end cancers of all kinds.

Some of the night's events include:

Pink Thundersticks – presented by Geisinger - these will be given out for free while supplies last

Hair Coloring – Fans will be able to show their support by coloring their hair with temporary dye on the concourse. A $5 donation, which will benefit local cancer organizations, is required.

Lavender Hats – The Penguins GOALS Foundation will be selling lavender hats for $20. There are only a hundred available, and a portion of the sales will be donated to local organizations leading the fight against cancer.

Colleges Against Cancer - several local college groups will be in attendance helping with the fundraising efforts. Pregame activities for these groups start at 2pm inside the arena, and include fun tailgate type games, including giant Jenga, giant Connect Four, Cornhole and others. This $35 package includes a ticket to the game, pregame events and a donation to school groups and the PA Prostate Cancer Coalition

Postgame Ice Painting - This special event benefits PA Prostate Cancer Coalition. For a $15 donation fans will be able to access the ice after the game where they can paint messages of support or remembrance for those affected by cancer.

kid painting message on ice at Penguins game
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Fans are encouraged to wear pink or lavender to show support in the fight against cancer

Tickets for Saturday night's game, including special packages including access to the postgame ice painting, are available through the Penguins front office by calling 570-208-7367, or online by clicking HERE!

Pink ice at Mohegan Sun Arena
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