The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles will be holding a road hockey game as part of the 2018 Because You Care Cup in Membertou on Saturday, September 15th. Screaming Eagles rookies will be facing off against veteran Screaming Eagles players in court five at 3 PM. This game is open to the public and there is no charge for admission.
The Because You Care Cup road hockey tournament will take place from September 15th-16th in Membertou. The title sponsor, Aucoin Renovations and Advanced Insulations, in addition to other sponsors and tournament participants are teaming up to fund cancer research in Cape Breton.
More than 50 teams will participate in the tournament. Every Because You Care Cup player who registered for this year’s event will be provided tickets to attend the Screaming Eagles home opener on Friday, September 28 (against Halifax), compliments of Steve Lewis Auto Body.
“The Because You Care Cup is an incredible event for our community,” said Screaming Eagles Community Events Manager, Shaun MacNeil. “We are thrilled to be a part of it and I know the players are excited get out and play some street hockey.”
“We are looking forward to a great weekend. We are thankful to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles for contributing to strengthening healthcare in Cape Breton,” says Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation CEO, Brad Jacobs. “The Eagles are longtime supporters of the Foundation through the annual Pink at The Rink and Irish Jersey games, which have raised tens of thousands for cancer care in Cape Breton. All proceeds from the fifth Annual Because You Care Cup will support the clinical trials for cancer treatment right here at home. Clinical trials can help find new ways to prevent and detect cancer so that patients can get an earlier start on treatment plans and have a better chance at surviving and thriving.”
With an organizing committee of ten volunteers, this event has been in the works for more than eight months. “We’re very excited that the Eagles are coming on board to support this event” explains tournament co-chair, Dave Curnew. “They bring an energy that will help make this event an even bigger success.”