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Jacks 5K, American Cancer Society Night This Weekend

February 25, 2010 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Odessa Jackalopes News Release

(Odessa, TX) - Combined with their "Legends' Weekend" celebration, the Odessa Jackalopes have two more events slated for this Saturday. In the morning the team will hold its second-annual Jackalopes 5K Run, then during their Saturday game the Jackalopes will also be raising funds for the American Cancer Society.

The Jackalopes 5K Run begins at 9:00 AM at Founders Building on the campus of the University of Texas-Permian Basin. The run also includes a one-mile sprint, and the event is done in conjunction with the UTPB cross country team. The entry fee ranges from $20 to $30 depending on what run people are participating in. For more information visit jackalopes.org or call the team office at 432-552-7825.

Various prizes, plus vouchers for free tickets to the Saturday game, will be handed out to runners during the event.

Saturday night during their game against the Amarillo Gorillas the Jacks will be raising funds for the American Cancer Society. The team will raffle off team autographed helmets, cancer survivors will be recognized, and the Relay for Life campaign will be promoted.

The Odessa Jackalopes are the Central Hockey League affiliate for the NHL's New York Islanders and the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The team is in the middle of their 13th season in the Permian Basin. Season tickets, mini-plans, and single game tickets are available by calling (432) 552-PUCK or visiting jackalopes.org.

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