We've all heard this before but it's absolutely true:
Some things are bigger than the game.
The San Diego Gulls are proving that when they host a Hockey Fights Cancer game on Saturday, November 23 against the Stockton Heat at Pechanga Arena. The Gulls are one of 22 American Hockey League teams joining all 31 National Hockey League teams in holding this event.
The Gulls will be wearing special lavender-themed sweaters during the game (lavender is a color often associated with raising awareness and support for people affected by all kinds of cancers). They'll also have lavender tape on their sticks and special helmet stickers to mark the event.
And then the fans get to jump in. Some of the game-worn jerseys will be autographed and added to a silent auction following the game. That will take place on the Pechanga Arena concourse at Section 10. There will be a raffle to win other game-worn jerseys held during the first and second periods. Those will only be available to folks who have a ticket for that night.
Other game-worn jerseys will be available on the DASH Auction app shortly after the game's conclusion.
All the proceeds from the auction and the event will go to Relay for Life San Diego, which works directly with the American Cancer Society, to support families in our community fighting the disease.
For tickets to the game visit SanDiegoGulls.com/tickets. If you can't make it to the game but would like to wear some of the lavender-themed Gulls gear you can visit SanDiegoGulls.com/shop and if you just want to learn more about supporting this cause or make a donation you can visit HockeyFightsCancer.com.