The Yarmouth Mariners will showcase their Pink in the Rink jerseys one more time before bidding closes, as they host the Miramichi Timberwolves on Saturday at Mariners Centre. The annual tradition sees the team wear custom pink jerseys and socks to raise awareness about the importance of cancer research.
Bidding on the jerseys themselves run for a number of weeks, and money raised goes to the Dr. Edwin Janke Cancer Care Centre at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. A cheque for $9,129.40 was presented last year, with $7,338 the year before that for the cancer centre. As of 6 p.m. on Friday, the total was $6,846, with bidding open until noon on Monday. To place a bid, text 902-740-3791.
With a generous contribution from Gil Dares, general manager of the Mariners Centre, bids are being accepted on a #10 jersey in honour of Yarmouth town councillor Sandy Dennis, who was diagnosed with cancer in February 2017.
The Pink in the Rink Facebook page says, “This is a way to say ‘Thank You’ to her, to show her how much we care and to help raise funds for her cause. We will gladly accept all donations for the #10 jersey at the Mariners Centre and ask everyone to sign the big card, which will go to Sandy with the jersey.”