The Detroit Fighting Irish Hockey Club will launch its annual Cancer Awareness and Fund-raising Campaign this weekend during the teams Home Opener on Saturday October 17th as the Irish face off against the Metro Jets Development Team at 2:00 pm at the Southgate Civic Center Arena. This year the team will hold several events through-out the season which will allow them to continue to raise funds and to continue to “Get the Message Out” about the importance of early detection and testing for the deadly disease.
This week the Fighting Irish will hold a bake sale before, during and after the afternoon game, the team will also launch its annual fund-raising program “Quarters for the Cure” which is conducted with the American Cancer Society. To participate in the program is easy an individual or corporate sponsor can participate by pledging a quarter or multiple quarter for every goal scored by the Irish during the months of October, November and December. Pledges can be made at the Detroit Fighting Irish offices (In the Southgate Ice Arena), at Detroit Fighting Irish games or online at www.detroitfightingirish.com. An update will be posted daily on the team’s website www.detroitfightingirish.com on the team's progress throughout the campaign.
In addition, the team will hold its annual Heros Day Game which is held to honor all of those whom have and are Fighting the Fight against these horrible diseases. The game will be held on Sunday November 8th at 1:30 pm as the Irish face off against the Midwest Blackbirds.
Plans are also being discussed for the team to hold a skating party- skate a thon as well as several other events throughout the season. “Our commitment as an organization is to continue to be an active voice in the community on the importance of early detection in the fight against Cancer our players, our staff and our families consider our team’s involvement for this cause one of the highest priorities on our organizations schedule we look forward to making a contribution to where ever we can” stated GM Dan Vasquez
Should you wish to Donate to the American Cancer Society or the Detroit Fighting Irish “Get the Message Out” Cancer awareness fundraiser go the team's website at