Las Vegas–Over the last 24 hours, the Vegas Golden Knights announced, that later this month, the organization will host their Inaugural Fight Hunger Night and Hockey Fights Cancer Night.
Golden Knights Inaugural Fight Hunger
The Golden Knights Inaugural Fight Hunger will take place on November 19 when they face off against the Los Angeles Kings.
Before they take on the Kings this Sunday, over the course of the rest of week, the Golden Knights Food Drive takes place at “City National Arena” with donations supporting Three Square Food Bank and will end on Saturday, November 18.
“Service to our community and improving the lives of those residents in our community are two significant priorities for the Vegas Golden Knights organization,” said Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz.
“Hunger is a major issue in our area and becomes even more magnified around the holidays. We encourage Golden Knights fans and Las Vegans who have the means to help this worthy cause by donating.” Bubolz continued.
For those Golden Knights fans who are attending the 5 p.m. game against the Los Angeles Kings are encouraged to bring with them nonperishable food items for the food drive presented by Nacho Daddy.
Canned goods will be collected at the entry before the game by Golden Knights significant others. For those who make a donation, will receive a special poster that features Golden Knights Erik Haula who is team’s ambassador and spokesperson for the food drive.
Every item that is collected, will be donated to Three Square Food Bank, Southern Nevada’s only food bank that serves individuals and families at risk of hunger.
Also, the Golden Knights players will be preparing meals on November 20 for the less fortunate at T-Mobile Arena.
Hockey Fights Cancer Night
Around the National Hockey League, “Hockey Fights Cancer” is a league-wide program/initiative that unites the hockey community in support of cancer patients and their families.
Each season, every NHL team hosts a “Hockey Fights Cancer Night” benefitting various organizations and support initiatives.
This year, the Golden Knights players will be wearing special “Hockey Fights Cancer” lavender sweaters during pregame warmups.
During the contest against the Dallas Stars game on November 28, those special “Hockey Fight Cancer” sweaters will be auctioned that night.
The proceeds from the special “Hockey Fights Cancer” sweaters along with the money that is raised from the 51/49 raffle, will benefit the health and wellness pillar of the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation with a portion going to the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.
Before the game, current pediatric cancer patients and survivors from the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation will take the ice to line up with Golden Knights players during the national anthem.
Later this week, select Golden Knights players will visit children at the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation from 1-2 p.m. this Saturday, November 18 (3711 E. Sunset Rd., Las Vegas NV 89120) as part of the team “Hockey Fights Cancer” initiative.