Go Gold game a big success
September is Childhood cancer awareness month, and this past Sunday (22nd September) vs. Cardiff Devils, lead by Sally Mahers, the Coventry Blaze went gold in memory of Blaze fan and local Coventry boy Ben Crowther who gained his superhero wings in June.
As well as remembering Ben, the aim of the night was to help raise awareness and essential funds for Pass the Smile in support of Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia group (CCLG).
Throughout treatment for Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma Ben wanted to Pass his Smile to other people to cheer them up. Ben’s family and friends are determined to make a difference to other children affected by cancer and Pass the Smile is Ben’s legacy.
On the night, we were pleased to raise just under £1,000 and we thank everyone who contributed in whatever way.
A special thanks goes to James Howitt who won our 50/50 raffle and donated the whole prize to Pass the Smile.
Before the game, the ceremonial puck-drop was carried out by Jacob Freeman with a special gold edition puck.
Some of Ben’s family spent the evening in a private SkyBox and his brother’s Harry and James were asked to present the post-game man-of-the-match awards.
Around the arena, gold ribbons, bows and balloons were on show, and supporters asked to wear yellow/gold clothing and accessories.
Thank you to the team of elves who decorated @PlanetIceCov in gold. It Iooked fabulous, and thank you to @covblazehockey fans for wearing gold too and buying @CCLG_UK gold ribbon badges ðð#CCAM #ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth pic.twitter.com/MW6pMTAAdt— Pass The Smile For Benð (@PassTheSmileOrg) September 22, 2019
Each team wore a gold ribbon on the back of their helmets (courtesty of Five-on-3), and we thank the Cardiff Devils for supporting the initiatives on the night.