WICHITA FALLS, Texas – The Wichita Falls Wildcats are pleased to announce they will once again join the North American Hockey League in raising money for the Movember campaign this November.
Now in its third year, the NAHL’s Movember Campaign sees all 24 teams and over 550 players grow moustaches to raise funds and awareness towards men’s health initiatives, specifically the fight against prostate and testicular cancer. Last year, the Wildcats and their fans raised $3,048 dollars in support of Movember, the most of any team in the league.
“Movember is all about bringing back the moustache and having fun in support of a serious cause,” said Ben Horner, director of broadcasting and media relations for the Wildcats. “Our players really bought into the campaign last year, and we had a lot of fun while raising a substantial amount of money with the support of our fans. We’re looking forward to doing the same this year and sporting some pretty amazing lip-sweaters in the process.”
There are a few different ways to join the Wildcats in supporting the Movember campaign. To donate, simply visit the following link: www.movember.com/us/donate/payment/team_id/1698969
Fans wishing to join in the fun with a moustache of their own may do so by visiting www.us.movember.com to register for Movember. When signing up, be sure to select the "Join a Team" option, and search for the "Wichita Falls Wildcats." You will then be able to recruit friends, family and coworkers to support your Mo’ individually, while still having contributions count towards the fundraising totals of the Wildcats and NAHL.
Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2003, the Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health by challenging men to grow moustaches during Movember (the month formerly known as November) to spark conversation and raise funds for men’s health initiatives. Last year, over 219,000 Movember participants in the United States raised nearly $23 million dollars to combat prostate and testicular cancer, and mental health problems. For more information regarding the Movember initiative, and to see a full list of programs and organizations it supports, visit www.movember.com.
The Wildcats are next in action on Friday, Nov. 7 when they return to the Kay Yeager Coliseum to host the Amarillo Bulls on Military Weekend. The Wildcats will unveil their 2014-15 limited-edition Military Appreciation jerseys on Nov. 7, before taking on the Bulls on Saturday, Nov. 8 on The Ford House Military Appreciation Night.
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