PHOENIX – The Phoenix RoadRunners announced that they will honor the participants from the inaugural “Face-Off Against Kids Cancer” program during a ceremony before the team’s game against Las Vegas on Saturday at USA Airways Center.
The team will wear special commemorative St. Patrick’s Day jerseys dedicated to the patients who participated in the program. The jerseys will be auctioned off following the game and the proceeds will benefit the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Caps for Kids, a national non-profit organization that provides hats autographed by athletes and celebrities to children who have lost their hair following chemotherapy.
Created by the RoadRunners in conjunction with the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, “Face-Off Against Kids Cancer” pairs Phoenix players with 18 children suffering from pediatric cancer. The players and children have participated in a series of social events with the goal of creating a lasting relationship and increased awareness about childhood cancer.
The RoadRunners are the ECHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League and the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League.