The Drayton Valley Thunder on Tuesday November 26th wore commemorative jerseys to help support Movember and Prostate Cancer. One of the most popular charities during the month of November has men growing out their facial hair to support the cause. The game saw the Thunder take on Bonnyville at the Omniplex.
The jerseys were an out of the box design, both in color and style, however proved to be worth the cause. Sponsored by Pile Base Contractors, the jerseys were baby blue and burgurdy. Both colors represented a part of Movember, blue being the colorful symbol of Prostate cancer and burgundy being a part of Movember's colors. The Thunder dog on the front crest also sported a moustache.
The jersey went up for auction during the game and fans and parents alike came out to support the cause. Bids went high, while some went low, but proceeds were going to charity, every little bit counts. The jerseys raised an incredible $11000 on the night and were graciously given to the lucky bidders right off the backs of the players after the game.
The boys also had their own contest for Movember, each boy pitching in $20 of their own money towards the cause. In total the boys raised $390 on their own.
The game was a 7-4 loss to Bonnyville that night, but the cause and all Prostate Cancer warriors were the winners on this night courtesy of the Drayton Valley Thunder.