Hershey Bears Host Hockey Fights Cancer Night Sunday, Nov. 21 vs. Charlotte Checkers

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The Washington Capitals’ AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, will be hosting their annual Hockey Fights Cancer night on Sunday, November 21, against the Charlotte Checkers at 5 PM ET at Giant Center. Players will wear Hockey Fights Cancer-themed jerseys that feature lavender accents, which will be auctioned postgame.

The Bears donate a portion of the sale of all jersey auctions to a number of area nonprofit organizations as part of its community-focused Hershey Bears Cares initiative. Beneficiaries for the 2021-2022 season are Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Hospice of Central PA, Lebanon County Library System, and Dauphin County Library System.

The ice surface will also see a change for this special night as the rink’s blue lines will be transformed into lavender lines. Fans are also encouraged to wear lavender. Additionally, all fans in attendance for Sunday’s game will receive a Lavender Rally Towel:

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Goaltender Zach Fucale is fighting for two family members near and dear to him:

Bears’ staff donned the special jerseys and wrote who or what they fight for:

Photo: @TheHersheyBears

“I Fight For” signs are available to download and print here, and a limited quantity will also be available throughout the concourse on Sunday. The club will hold a “Moment of Fight” during the game, and fans will be asked to hold up their “I Fight For” signs to showcase friends, family, and loved ones. Throughout the evening, the Bears will share the stories of players and staff 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.


From the Bears

The Hershey Bears will host Hockey Fights Cancer™ Night on Sunday, Nov. 21 as the Bears take the ice versus the Charlotte Checkers at 5 p.m.

Joining the efforts of the National Hockey League, Hockey Fights Cancer unites the hockey community in support of cancer patients and their families. When the Bears take the ice Sunday, the club will trade in Chocolate and White jerseys for Hockey Fights Cancer-themed jerseys that feature lavender accents.

The special jerseys will be auctioned postgame. The Bears donate a portion of the sale of all jersey auctions to a number of area nonprofit organizations as part of its community-focused Hershey Bears Cares initiative. Beneficiaries for the 2021-2022 season are Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Hospice of Central PA, Lebanon County Library System, and Dauphin County Library System. Due to COVID-19 protocols, a meet and greet with players will not be available following the auction, but the jerseys will be autographed, and payment must be made via credit card.

Fans are encouraged to wear lavender on Sunday, and thanks to Penn State Health, all fans will receive a lavender rally towel. The ice surface will also see a change for this special night as the rink’s blue lines will be transformed into lavender lines.

Special Bears-themed “I Fight For” signs are available to download and print HERE, and a limited quantity will also be available throughout the concourse on Sunday. The club will hold a “Moment of Fight” during the game, and fans will be asked to hold up their “I Fight For” signs to showcase friends, family, and loved ones. Additionally, throughout the evening, the Bears will share the stories of players and staff 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 special evening are available online via HersheyBears.com and at the GIANT Center Box Office.

The game will also be televised on Antenna TV, WPMT 43.2, available on Comcast 247, Verizon Fios 463, Blue Ridge Ephrata 91, and Blue Ridge Newberry/Duncannon 88.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is a fiction writer based out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area and an online student attending Full Sail University. She got her start in the entertainment industry at age seven as an actress. At the young age of nine, Della wrote a psychological thriller short story that sparked her interest in creative writing. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for sports. In her spare time, Della enjoys photography, traveling, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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