November 16, 2012 - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) - Saint John Sea Dogs
SAINT JOHN - The Saint John Sea Dogs are proud to announce that Sea Dogs Chairman and CEO Scott McCain has challenged the team yet again.
Sea Dogs players, staff and fans are participating in Movember - a moustache-growing, fundraising initiative that Canadian Hockey League teams take part in each season. McCain announced Tuesday that he will personally match donations to the Saint John Sea Dogs team, up to a maximum of $3,000.
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men's faces in Canada and around the world. The annual month-long moustache growing and appreciation charity event helps raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer.
"Movember is a special reminder to all of us that we need to collectively do all that we can to fight this terrible disease," says McCain. "I'm happy to support such an important cause and I wish good luck to the Sea Dogs in their fund-raising attempts."
Fans can follow the progress of the Sea Dogs team and make donations at: http://ca.movember.com/team/496377.
Fans can also join the team and donate funds to the initiative. The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by Movember and men's health partner, Prostate Cancer Canada. In 2011, more than 854,000 "Mo Bros" and "Mo Sistas" came together as Citizens of Movember around the world raising more than $125.7 million for Movember's global men's health partners.
The Sea Dogs return to Harbour Station on Nov. 24 to take on the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. It is also the night the Sea Dogs pay tribute to the 20th anniversary of the Saint John Vito's historic Allan Cup win over the Stoney Plain Eagles at the Lord Beaverbrook Rink.