Tomahawks Participate in Movember Men’s Health Campaign
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – The Johnstown Tomahawks, in partnership with BIC, are proud to announce their participation in Movember, a campaign that raises awareness and funds for men’s cancers and other health issues during November. The Tomahawks, along with more than 550 players from the other 23 NAHL teams, will grow moustaches throughout the month to show support and earn donations for these causes, particularly prostate and testicular cancers.
On November 1, Tomahawks players will join their hockey brothers around the country by shaving their faces. For the next 29 days, each young man will grow out and style his moustache, while keeping the rest of his face clean-shaven. The fans, friends, and family members of players are encouraged to donate to the cause by visiting the team’s official page at http://us.movember.com/team/442845. Fans and players can also tweet photos of their moustaches to @NAHLHockey.
Defenseman Cody Bentzel will serve as the Tomahawks Movember team captain. “Movember is a fun time of the year,” said the 6-3, 225-pound defenseman from Dauphin, PA. “We all get to see people who don’t normally have facial hair grow it out for a great cause. We’re happy to be participating.”
The NAHL team that raises the most funds will receive a prize package from official league sponsor Gongshow Gear. All funds raised go to programs run by Movember and its partners, including the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LiveSTRONG Foundation. Originally started in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has become a world-wide campaign, and last year it raised $126.3 million USD.
The Tomahawks continue their season this weekend with two home games at the War Memorial Arena against the Springfield Jr. Blues on Saturday, Nov. 3 (7:00 p.m. ET) and Sunday, Nov. 4 (1:00 p.m. ET). The first 1,000 fans on Saturday evening will receive a free Tomahawks logo hat. To purchase season or group tickets in advance of the event, or for additional information, call 814-536-4625, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.JohnstownTomahawks.com.