GREATER SUDBURY, ON – Friday night, the Sudbury Wolves will wear special Superhero themed jerseys for the 4th annual superhero game in support of local children’s charities. This year, the Wolves are excited to announce that they will wear Spiderman influenced jerseys as they get set to battle the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in Game 5 of the Bell Challenge Cup at 7:05pm. These special jerseys will be auctioned off throughout the game with proceeds going to the NORTHERN ONTARIO FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH CANCER (NOFCC). A select number of jerseys will also be available online after the game for bid at www.auction.chl.ca.
Friday’s game is sponsored by St. Louis Bar and Grill who have been the game’s annual game night sponsor since the inaugural game in 2016. St. Louis will be on hand with prizes for lucky fans.
In addition to the jersey auction, funds for NOFCC will also be raised through the sale of Superhero themed t-shirts, with $5 from each shirt being donated to the charity. Fans can purchase a Superhero themed t-shirts at the Official Team Shops at the Sudbury Arena or online at sudburywolvestickets.com. Fans are encouraged to dress up as their favourite superhero for the chance to receive special offers and win prizes. Kids 12 and under wearing full superhero costumes will be able to receive admission to the game for only $12 and have access to a special concession offer.
“We are so incredibly proud to have been picked again by the Wolves for the Superhero Night,” said Dayna Caruso, Executive Director, NOFCC. “Being involved with such a big local organization provides a huge opportunity to raise awareness for our charity and childhood cancer; we are so thankful to the organizers for all their hard work and dedication to families in our community and around the North. The funds raised will go a long way in supporting our families”
The Sudbury Wolves were the first OHL team to wear superhero jerseys four years ago and a number of teams have since followed suit. “The Sudbury Wolves are excited to keep this popular tradition going this year,” said Miranda Swain, Sudbury Wolves Marketing Manager. “This has become a night that many fans look forward to each season and we have had tremendous support from many of our community and corporate sponsors. This year, the game is expected to grow even more as members of the Toronto Maple Leafs family including a number of Leafs alumni will also be on-hand.”
The Toronto Maple Leafs special guests will consist of Carlton the Bear and 13 Leafs alumni including Rick Vaive, Craig Muni, Nik Antropov, Mike Kostka, Dan Daoust, Ric Nattress, Tom Fergus, J.S. Aubin, Christian Hanson, Wayne Primeau, Darryl Shannon, Shayne Corson and Steve Thomas. Collectively they have appeared in over 9,000 NHL games. Game attendees are also invited to visit their table behind section 2 for the chance to win the Ultimate Leafs Family Experience including 4 tickets to see the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers on March 23.
Don’t miss any of the exciting Wolves Hockey action! Tickets for both games are on-sale now at the Sudbury Arena Box Office, by calling 705-671-3000, or online at greatersudsbury.ca/tickets.
Superheroes have extraordinary, even magical powers, powers to change outcomes and even make the impossible possible. Superheroes have no fear, and they believe there is always a way to win!
Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer (NOFCC):
Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer is a Canadian registered not for profit charity which is not government funded and relies solely on community fundraising and private donations in order to assist approximately 200 families annually in Northern Ontario with the costs of having to travel for pediatric cancer treatment. The charity offers 22 programs, such as financial assistance and reimbursement programs for parking, taxi’s and accommodations, emergency funding, medication coverage, palliative support services, counselling, tutoring, bursaries, and support groups to families battling childhood cancer and beyond. To learn more about NOFCC programming and services, how you can help, or to make a donation, please visit the website. www.nofcc.ca