PENTICTON BC. – The Penticton Vees are excited to announce their ninth annual Pink the Rink night is on Friday, February 16th, against the Vernon Vipers at the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC).
The game is sponsored by COBS Bread Bakery and the Vees will once again wear special pink jerseys in support of Anti-Bullying. The jerseys will be auctioned off online following the game. Fans are also encouraged to wear pink to the game.
“The Vees are excited to have all the schools back for another great event,” began Vees Director of Ticketing Amanda Lysohirka. ‘We understand the importance of creating safe spaces for diversity and acceptance. Our Pink the Rink event helps elevate Anti-Bullying initiatives and fosters a better environment for our youth.”
Last season, the Vees defeated the Coquitlam Express 5-2 in their annual Pink the Rink game in front of a franchise record 4,775 fans at the SOEC.
Several elementary schools from across School District 67 will be in attendance, and COBS Bread Bakery is giving away a $500 prize in a school spirit cheering competition during the first intermission.
Special group pricing is available for elementary school students and their families as part of a ticket fundraising initiative. Tickets for Pink the Rink night can be purchased at the Valley First box office at the SOEC, as well as online at www.valleyfirsttix.com
Pink Shirt Day will take place on Wednesday, February 28th. For more information on Pink Shirt Day resources or to donate to anti-bullying initiatives, visit www.pinkshirtday.ca