Pink in the Rink night scores big for the Edmonton Oil Kings
EDMONTON – Fans were sent home ‘tickled pink’ Sunday night with a 6-2 Oil Kings win over the visiting Kootenay Ice.
The Edmonton Oil Kings sported pink jerseys and played with pink sticks to raise awareness and money for cancer at the fourth annual ‘Pink in the Rink’ night.
The jerseys and sticks were auctioned off during and after the game with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to Sorrentino’s Compassion House this year, a safe haven for women travelling to Edmonton to undergo cancer treatment.
“I’m a life-long Edmontonian,” Kevin Radomski, Oil Kings director of business operations, said.
“I’ve driven by Sorrentino’s Compassion House thousands of times. But until you have come in and you actually see the amazing work that is happening in our community, that’s when you fully understand what Sorrentino’s Compassion House stands for and the impact they have on our community.”
In total, over $23,000 was raised this year.
“We are truly blessed by the generosity of our incredible fans,” Radomski said. “Cancer is something that really hits home for almost all of us.”
It seems the team wears pink well. During the 2015 Pink in the Rink game, the Oil Kings beat the Medicine Hat Tigers (5-1) and raised over $45,000 for three local charities.
Over the past five seasons, the Oil Kings have helped raise over $145,000 for cancer-related charities.
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