PERTH THUNDER’s inaugural Pink Night raised a total of $6580 on Saturday, July 9.
The ice hockey team was able to make the donation to the McGrath Foundation, which provides support for thousands families affected by breast cancer, regardless of their circumstances, through the funding of specialised breast care nurses, with more than 110 of these nurses stationed throughout Australia.
Through the auction of game-worn jerseys, fundraising efforts on the day, and healthy donations from fans and sponsors CD Dodd, Haigh and Hastings, Equitem, Smooth Financial Services, Perth Ice Arena and Ryan Laurel Resourcing, the night was able to go exceed expectations.
Its success has led to the announcement that Perth Thunder will hold another Pink Night in 2017.
The Thunder is currently third on the Australian Ice Hockey League ladder and will travel east this weekend to play the Sydney Bears on Saturday and the Sydney Ice Dogs on Sunday.