The Virden Oil Capitals Foundation is proud to announce they have finalized the donation from the 2015 “Pink the Rink” weekend!
The hockey club, in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society hosted a pair of games back in October while wearing custom pink specialty jerseys.
The jerseys, sponsored by Essential Energy Services were then auctioned off at the conclusion of the weekend.
The auction money, combined with a weekend jersey raffle raised $4000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.
“The support we received from our fans to make this happen is unbelievable. The people of Virden really like our Pink jerseys and rally around the fundraising efforts they represent” said Oil Caps Marketing Manager Branden Crowe.
In the last two seasons, the Oil Capitals Foundation has raised over $15,000 dollars for cancer care and research in Manitoba.
“Cancer is something that almost everyone can relate to. To be able to do something like this is a no-brainer” Crowe added.
Along with the Annual “Pink the Rink” fundraiser, the Oil Capitals Foundation has donated over $230,000 dollars to programs and initiatives within the community of Virden and surrounding area.
“Our foundation is a huge part of what we do.”
“We aren’t just a hockey team. We are a group committed to giving back to the community. Whether its the new ball diamond scoreboard, scholarships or the defibrillator for the Legion, every little bit helps.” Crowe stated.
Crowe went on to say that although nothing is in stone, plans for a 2016/2017 “Pink the Rink” weekend are already in place.
“The last few years have been real success stories in terms of the money raised for Cancer Care. We may change up the style of jersey a little bit to keep it fresh, but we will be hosting a similar event next year.”
The Oil Caps are back on the ice on Thursday when they travel to Waywayseecappo. The next home action for the Caps is on Friday January 29th vs OCN.
In the Photo: Angie Nor-Addin from the Canadian Cancer Society accepts a cheque from Branden Crowe on behalf of the Oil Capitals Foundation