Edmonton Oil Kings launch inaugural WHL Suits Up with Don Cherry Night
Oil Kings to host WHL Suits Up with Don Cherry Night with specialty jersey auction in support of
The Kidney Foundation of Canada – Northern Alberta & the Territories Branch
(Edmonton, AB) – The Edmonton Oil Kings are proud to support the inaugural Western Hockey League (WHL) Suits Up with Don Cherry Night to Promote Organ Donation presented by RE/MAX on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Rogers Place as they take on the Calgary Hitmen in another edition of the Battle of Alberta.
On this special night, the Oil Kings will wear special limited-edition Don Cherry-themed jerseys that will be auctioned off through silent auction and raffle during Friday’s game. All proceeds from the jersey sales will be donated to The Kidney Foundation of Canada – Northern Alberta & the Territories Branch. The Kidney Foundation of Canada is committed to the enhancement of kidney health and helping to improve the lives of those living with kidney disease.
“Alberta is tied for first in living donor rates in Canada, but is among the worst in decreased donation rates, so there remains a shortage of available organs for transplantation” said Manuel Escoto, The Kidney Foundation of Canada – Northern Alberta & the Territories Branch Communications & Special Projects Coordinator. “The Kidney Foundation’s partnership with the WHL provides our foundation with an invaluable opportunity to engage with the broader community, educate and create awareness so others can start the conversation regarding the importance of organ donation and speak to their family about their wishes.”
Fans in attendance at Friday’s Oil Kings game have the opportunity to win one of 1,000 special-edition Don Cherry bobbleheads through scratch and win to ensure all fans have an equal chance of winning. All other fans in attendance will receive a limited-edition Don Cherry trading card courtesy of Upper Deck.
“The Edmonton Oil Kings are excited to showcase our one-of-a-kind Don Cherry-themed jerseys to our fans while supporting The Kidney Foundation of Canada – Northern Alberta & the Territories Branch that serves our community,” said Kevin Radomski, Edmonton Oil Kings Director of Business Operations. “Oil Kings fans continue to show their passion for our team and their commitment to making a difference in our community is unparalleled. These specialty jerseys are the ultimate collector’s item for any Edmonton Oil Kings fan. This Friday, our club will be suiting up for another installment of the Battle of Alberta while helping a great local charity. We encourage fans to come experience the game and auction at Rogers Place.”
In addition to the full set of game-worn uniforms from the Oil Kings, we will also have two exclusive jerseys autographed by Don Cherry. One will be available through silent auction, the other via raffle.
“RE/MAX is proud to be part of the Edmonton Oil Kings first-ever WHL Suits Up with Don Cherry Night in support of The Kidney Foundation – Northern Alberta & the Territories Branch. RE/MAX has been a long-time supporter of organ donation,” said Jolene Langelle, RE/MAX Elite Windermere Associate Broker. “We’re pleased to partner with Don Cherry to raise awareness for this important cause.”
Tickets are still available for the WHL Suits Up with Don Cherry Night, starting at just $20. Doors open at 6:00 PM. The battle between the Oil Kings and Hitmen begins at 7:00 PM.
For more information, please visit OilKings.ca.
About The Kidney Foundation of Canada™
The Kidney Foundation of Canada exists for the enhancement of kidney health, reducing the burden of kidney disease, and a cure. Since 1964, The Kidney Foundation of Canada has contributed over $115 million to medical research to ensure that treatment options and patient results continuously improve, and that effective provincial and federal policies and strategies exist for kidney research, kidney care, organ donation, and transplantation.
About RE/MAX of Western Canada™
RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 110,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of more than 100 countries and territories. RE/MAX is Canada’s leading real estate organization with more than 19,000 Sales Associates and over 750 independently-owned and operated offices nationwide. RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, is a subsidiary of RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RMAX). With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $150 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and other charities. For more information about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit www.remax.ca.
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