Minnesota Hockey Fights Cancer Releases the 2021-2022 Game Plan: The Guide for a Successful Campaign for Your Cancer Cause

Minnesota Hockey Fights Cancer is entering into its fourth season, from October through March, of energizing the Minnesota hockey community in the fight against cancer. The hope is that as with every previous season that this will be the biggest season ever, measured both by players involved and funds raised.

The biggest difference with this year’s campaign is that in addition to our continued support of the American Cancer Society of Minnesota, we are also helping associations, high schools and teams that want to pick their own cancer related cause while maintaining the same support and benefits of participation.

Since we are reaching out to more hockey teams than ever, we wanted to provide a simple guide that explains who we are, what we do and provides some ideas for a successful campaign based on the successes that teams have had over the past three years.

To download a copy of the Minnesota Hockey Fights Cancer Game Plan visit https://mnhockeyfightscancer.org/.

The Mite Fight Series

Become Part of the Fight and Raise Funds for Your Program At the Same Time

This year we are introducing the Mite Fight Series as a way to get the youngest members of our hockey communities involved in the fight against cancer and at the same time raise money for their association.

What is involved:

  1. Email Matt Feyen to let him know you want to make your Mite Jamboree part of the Mite Fight Series
  2. We will set up a fundraising page for your event and send you helmet decals, stick tape and signs to hang up at your jamboree
  3. You promote your page however and to whomever you want to; family members, friends, local businesses, etc through email, social media, posters at your arena…
  4. 50% of all funds raised will be paid to your association as a sponsorship fee and the remainder will go to Minnesota Hockey Fights Cancer and the American Cancer Society of Minnesota or the cause of your choice.
  5. The Jamboree raising the most will be awarded the inaugural Mite Fight Series traveling trophy

An Interview About Hope with John and Shelly Gegen

At the end of the 2019-2020 Hockey Season Hastings Hockey Association was awarded the inaugural Minnesota Hockey Fights Cancer Cup. They won the Cup by being the top fundraising hockey association in the fight against cancer.

As the inaugural winner the won the opportunity to name the Cup and chose to name it after a current association player who survived his fight against cancer, John Gegen.

Jessi Pierce, host of Bardown Beauties and board member with Minnesota Hockey Charities, interviewed John and his Mom Shelly to talk about his fight and what having the award named after him means.