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Bears to Host Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Sunday

Club will wear lavender jerseys to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society and the Four Diamonds Fund

The Hershey Bears will host the club’s first ever Hockey Fights Cancer Night this Sunday, Nov. 4 as the Bears skate versus the Hartford Wolf Pack at 5 p.m.

When the Bears take the ice that evening, the club will trade in Chocolate and White jerseys for Hockey Fights Cancer themed jerseys that are lavender in color. The special sweaters will be auctioned off following the game, with funds benefiting the American Cancer Society and the Four Diamonds Fund. The specialty jerseys will be unveiled on Tuesday via the team's social media channels.

Throughout the evening on Sunday, the Bears will share the stories of players and staff who have been impacted by cancer. Defender Logan Pyett will be among those sharing his story. The 30-year-old made his return to the AHL this season after being diagnosed with sarcoma, a form of cancer, in 2015.

Bryan Helmer, vice president of hockey operations
Hockey Fights Cancer Night will be a very meaningful evening. We are proud to host this event and help support the many members of our community and hockey family who have been directly impacted by cancer.
Bryan Helmer, vice president of hockey operations

Fans are encouraged to wear lavender, and Penn State Health will assist with this by providing the first 5,000 fans at the game a lavender t-shirt.

Special Bears themed “I Fight For” signs are available to download and print HERE (or below), and will also be available throughout the concourse on Sunday.


The club will hold a “Moment of Fight” during the second period, and fans will be asked to hold up their “I Fight For” signs to showcase friends, family, and loved ones who have been impacted by cancer.

Fans may share their stories and who they fight for on social media by using the hashtags #HBHIFightFor and #HockeyFightsCancer.

Tickets to this powerful evening are on sale at the Giant Center Box Office, by calling 717-534-3911, or online via Ticketmaster.


About the Hershey Bears: The Hershey Bears have been proud members of the American Hockey League since the 1938-39, making them the longest continuously operating member club of the league still playing in its original city. The Bears have won the Calder Cup 11 times, the most of an AHL franchise. Hershey has led the league in attendance in 11 of the past 12 seasons, drawing over 9,000 fans per game at the Giant CenterThe Bears are the AHL affiliate of the 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League, and are affiliated with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL. Visit www.HersheyBears.com and follow Hershey Bears on our social media channels for ongoing team and schedule updates.

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