Tri-City Storm Players Support Simply Pink
Tuesday October 16, 2012
Tri-City Storm players show off their special jerseys during the Simply Pink style show in support of cancer survivors. (photo courtesy of the Tri-City Storm)
Team participates in event to support cancer survivors and raise awareness
Last week, players from the Tri-City Storm lent their support to the “Simply Pink” style show, the seventh annual event in Kearney, Nebraska that honors breast cancer survivors and raises awareness for the disease.
Storm players put away their hockey gear in exchange for tuxedos and escorted the honored guests to the stage. A total of 28 cancer survivors and supporters were featured during the style show. Local retailers donated outfits for the women to wear at Simply Pink, ranging from evening gowns, costumes, and even pajamas.
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The event is hosted by the Good Samaritan Hospital Cancer Center and has grown in popularity that the show once held in a hospital conference room now takes place at the Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney.
In addition to tuxedos, the Tri-City Storm players had the opportunity to showcase their special jerseys that would be worn for the “Pink in the Rink” game on Saturday. The game worn jerseys will be given away throughout the season and all proceeds from the drawings will be distributed to local charities and organizations.
Tri-City Storm players participating in the Simply Pink style show included Garett Cecere, Jason Cotton, Garrett Gamez, Joel L’Esperance, Heikki Liedes, Jared Linnell, Josh McArdle, Trevor Moore, and Brian Ward.
Watch the video to see the Storm players participate in the event and provide some entertainment to the crowd.
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