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Warriors Suit up for the Kidney Foundation

The Moose Jaw Warriors are proud to continue the Western Hockey League’s partnership with RE/MAX and Don Cherry to promote organ donation this Saturday when they take on the Vancouver Giants.

This Saturday the Warriors will wear special edition “Don Cherry” jerseys to help promote organ donation.  The specialty themed jerseys will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to Saskatchewan Branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada.  In addition to the game-worn Warriors jerseys, fans will have the chance to win one Don Cherry autographed jersey.

Don Cherry bobbleheads will be handed out along with limited edition Don Cherry Upper Deck trading cards and RE/MAX lip balms.

“Thanks to our longstanding WHL sponsor RE/MAX, we are proud to partner with Don Cherry and his family in promoting organ donation and support for local Kidney Foundations,” commented WHL Commissioner Ron Robison. “Our WHL markets in Western Canada provide an ideal venue to promote important causes such as this and we look forward to working with our friends at RE/MAX to raise further awareness of the importance of organ donation.”

The Kidney Foundation is a cause close to the Cherry Family as Don’s son, Tim, received a kidney transplant from his sister Cindy. With close to 4,500 Canadians awaiting organ donation today – 76 per cent whom require a kidney – the Cherry family, RE/MAX and the WHL have come together to create the WHL Suits Up with Don Cherry to Promote Organ Donation – Presented by RE/MAX awareness campaign in support of The Kidney Foundation.

“RE/MAX of Western Canada is excited to partner with the Cherry Family and the WHL to help promote the importance of organ donation,” said Elton Ash, Regional Executive Vice President, RE/MAX of Western Canada. “These themed games will be fun for fans, and will help generate support for The Kidney Foundation of Canada.”

To sign up to be a donor visit www.CanadaDonates.ca for more details.

The auction for the special edition game-worn jerseys will be take place on Saturday, October 14 during the Warriors and Vancouver Giants game.  It will begin when the doors open at 6pm and will close at the start of the third period.  All winning bids will be announced in the third period and the jerseys will be presented to the winners by the players at the conclusion of the game.

Tickets for this Saturday’s game are available online at www.mjwarriors.ca or at the Mosaic Place Box Office.

 

About the Western Hockey League

Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 375 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.

About The Kidney Foundation

The Kidney Foundation of Canada exists for the enhancement of kidney health, reducing the burden of kidney disease, and a cure. Since 1964, The Kidney Foundation of Canada has contributed over $115 million to medical research to ensure that treatment options and patient results continuously improve, and that effective provincial and federal policies and strategies exist for kidney research, kidney care, organ donation, and transplantation.

About RE/MAX of Western Canada

RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 110,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of more than 100 countries and territories. RE/MAX is Canada’s leading real estate organization with more than 19,000 Sales Associates and over 750 independently-owned and operated offices nationwide. RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, is a subsidiary of RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RMAX). With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $150 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and other charities. For more information about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit www.remax.ca.

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