Giants to wear special ‘Don Cherry’ jerseys

March 14 game at Langley Events Centre is part of Kidney Foundation of Canada for Don Cherry Night

The Giants are teaming up with Canadian legend Don Cherry and the Kidney Foundation of Canada for Don Cherry Night on March 14.

Vancouver will wear special Don Cherry jerseys for the game as part of a national effort to increase both awareness and organ transplant rates by 50 per cent over five years.

The Giants host the Victoria Royals at the Langley Events Centre with puck drop at 7 p.m.

Canada has fallen to 23rd in the world in terms of organ donation rates, and approximately 4,500 Canadians are waiting for an organ with about 80% of them needing a kidney. This is a cause that hits close to home for the Cherry family.

“When I was coaching the Boston Bruins, my son Tim had a transplant,” said Don Cherry.

“Lucky for him, his sister, Cindy, gave him a kidney. We’re promoting organ transplants here, you can do your job, do you part, and step up to the plate.”

There will be several auctions, both at the game and online, that will help support the Kidney Foundation of Canada including a full Don Cherry ensemble that was worn on Hockey Night in Canada as well as Giants game worn jerseys. More information on the auctions will be made available in the coming days.

“We’re excited to partner with the Cherry family for this worthy cause,” said Dale Saip, the Giants senior vice-president. “We encourage all of our fans to register to become organ donors either when they renew their BC Driver’s License or online at kidney.bc.ca.”

For tickets, call 604-444-2687 or click here.

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