PHOENIX – The Phoenix RoadRunners announced that their game-worn jersey auction on Saturday raised $18,900 for “Face-Off Against Kids Cancer”.
The team wore special commemorative St. Patrick’s Day jerseys dedicated to the patients who participated in the “Face-Off Against Kids Cancer” program created by the RoadRunners in conjunction with the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
The program paired Phoenix players up 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 honored several program participants prior to the game on Saturday with each child in the program receiving a RoadRunners jersey personalized with their name.
The proceeds from the auction 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.
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.