Vancouver Giants forward Brendan Semchuk (Rik Fedyck photos)

Giants adorn custom jerseys in Langley to promote organ donation

Player uniforms will be autographed and auctioned off to raise money for the kidney foundation.

In just a few short hours, autographed Don Cherry themed jerseys will go on the auction block.

Vancouver Giants are once again hosting a special tribute to the 84-year-old retired hockey player this weekend, and in doing so promoting organ donation.

The team holds a series of special charity and community outreach nights throughout the season.

During Saturday night’s game at the Langley Events Centre, the G-Men will host their Western Hockey League (WHL) Suit Up with Don Cherry.

Players will actually wear the special commemorative jerseys during the game against the Tri-City Americans on Oct. 7.

Those jerseys will then be autographed and made available through the online auction that begins at 3 p.m. today (Tuesday, Oct. 3) and closes noon on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

All proceeds from the auction will be going to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

Additionally, all Giants season ticket holders in attendance at Saturday night’s game will receive a limited edition Don Cherry bobblehead, said Giants senior vice-president Dale Saip.

“The Vancouver Giants are thrilled to partner with Don Cherry, the Western Hockey League, the Kidney Foundation and RE/MAX to support this initiative,” Saip said.

“You don’t have to look far to see how many people have been positively affected by organ donation and we’re very excited to do our part to help raise funds and awareness towards the Kidney Foundation of Canada.”

Last year’s Don Cherry night raised more than $12,000 and organizers are hoping to top that, this time around.

Giants tickets are available online.


Vancouver Giants goalie David Tenbeck (Rik Fedyck photos)

Vancouver Giants defenceman Dylan Plouffe (Rik Fedyck photos)

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