Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chicago Pucks Cancer charity event - February 12th


The Chicks Who Give a Puck website has paired up with Second City Hockey to create Chicago Pucks Cancer, a fundraiser for the Young Survival Coalition. 100% of the fundraiser efforts will go to YSC; YSC's mission statement is as follows (from their website):
Young Survival Coalition (YSC) works with survivors, caregivers and the medical, research, advocacy and legislative communities to increase the quality and quantity of life for women diagnosed with breast cancer ages 40 and under.
There will be 2 parts to the event:

1. The live event in conjunction with a road watch event at the Bottom Lounge (1375 W. Lake St.) to watch the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Phoenix Coyotes, Saturday, February 12th, starting at 6pm CST (puck drop 7pm).

2. Online donations which will make you eligible for raffle tickets for prizes also.


One ticket will be given for every $5 donated. There will be a bin in front of every prize at the live event, and if you want to win it, you drop one of your tickets in the bin. You MUST be present to win; the drawings will take place immediately after the CHI-PHX game on 2/12, and winners must take their items with them at the time of winning. Participants will be reminded at time of donation, and throughout the game, that the raffle drawing will occur directly after the game.


The online portion of the event will run through February 28th; donations will be accepted through midnight CST on 2/28. You can donate as much as you like; for every $5 donated, you will receive one online ticket. (You can also donate cash without getting tickets, if you're not interested in prizes.) All online donations will be made via PayPal; emails should be sent to ChicagoPucksCancer@cwgap.com.

Live event prizes so far include:

- Brent Seabrook autographed used stick (pic above) (Blackhawks)
- Marty Turco autographed baseball cap, paired w/NHL 2011 calendar  (Blackhawks)
- Jonathan Toews/Patrick Kane autographed NHL puck  (Blackhawks)
- Patrick Sharp autographed Blackhawks puck (Blackhawks)
- USA NTDP U17 autographed stick
- 2 tickets to the 2/27 CHI/PHX game at the United Center (Blackhawks/Phoenix)
- Duncan Keith autographed home (red) Blackhawks jersey (Blackhawks)
- Jack Skille autographed jersey card (Blackhawks)
- Patrick Sharp autographed puck (Blackhawks)
- Niklas Hjalmarsson autographed puck w/case (Blackhawks)
- Troy Brouwer autographed puck w/case (Blackhawks)
- Viktor Stalberg autographed puck w/case (Blackhawks)
- Rockford IceHogs prize pack including game tickets, Kyle Beach autographed bobblehead, and T-shirt autographed by Mathis Olimb
- Mike Fisher signed cap (Senators)

- Duncan Keith autographed photo (Blackhawks)
- Jonathan Toews autographed photo (Blackhawks) 
- Marian Hossa autographed photo (Blackhawks) 
- Patrick Kane autographed photo (Blackhawks) 
- Patrick Sharp autographed photo (Blackhawks)
- Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup banner-raising photo autographed by Bryan Bickell (Blackhawks)
- Marty Turco autographed photo (2 different photos) (Blackhawks)
- Jack Skille autographed photo (Blackhawks)
- Jake Dowell autographed photo (Blackhawks)
- Nick Leddy autographed photo (Blackhawks)
- Brandon Pirri autographed photo (Blackhawks/IceHogs)
- Ryan Potulny autographed photo (Blackhawks/IceHogs)
- Kyle Beach autographed photo (IceHogs)
- Rob Klinkhammer autographed photo (IceHogs)
- Hugh Jessiman/Shawn Lalonde autographed photo (IceHogs)
- Brandon Bollig autographed photo (IceHogs)
- Hannu Toivonen autographed photo (IceHogs)
- Igor Makarov autographed photo (IceHogs)
- Mathis Olimb autographed photo (IceHogs)

Online prizes so far include:

- Canadian Olympic Mittens autographed by Gold Medalists Tessa Bonhomme and Jennifer Botterill with autographed player cards.
- Marc Andre Fleury autographed puck (Penguins)
- Jordin Tootoo autographed puck (Predators)
- Craig Anderson autographed puck (Avalanche)
- Handmade/signed 2011 U.S. Pond Hockey Championships poster print
- Winter Classic Prize Pack (Penguins Winter Classic jersey + WC scarf; entry requires 2 tickets) (Penguins)
- Mark Streit autographed card (NY Islanders)

Live/online event prizes so far include:

- The Big Chill at the Big House pucks autographed by Red Berenson

View the complete gallery of prizes on the Chicago Pucks Cancer Facebook page

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I have donated a number of autographed pictures to the event (Blackhawks and IceHogs players so far); a couple examples include pictures below.

The ball got rolling for donations online via Twitter. Inspired by the recent "Money on the Board" event which helped inspire the Columbus Blue Jackets recently, the challenge was put out: how could the idea of "money on the board" inspire people to give to this event and honor players/teams at the same time?

As of 5pm CST on 1/25, there are at least 40 pledges representing 13 different teams so far, ranging from nods to success in the All-Star Game weekend, to goals and assists scored in regular games, all the way to humorous pledges like paying for player healthy scratches and donating for every time a certain player is caught "mouthing the F-bomb" on TV.

If you're on Twitter, send a message @ChiPucksCancer and include the hashtag #MOTB with your pledge. 

The current list of pledges - 86 pledges covering 24 teams and 57 players as of 12:30am 1/28:


Pledges for Duchene

@RachelPolner -  Ok i'm in $1 each avs goal $2 shortie $5 each goal Matt Duchene scores in @nhl ASG up to let's say $50?

@Nimijneb18I'm in for the same as @RachelPolner

@cabeckham -  I will donate $10 if @Matt9Duchene's ASG team wins, $2 per goal and $50 for any hat trick he scores before 02.28.2011 [Starts at 19G, 25A time of pledge]

@cabeckham -  And whatever I donate to @ChiPucksCancer I will match for @H2Hockeytown2 - so @Matt9Duchene YSC and DCH donations rest on your shoulders!


Every member of the team is represented by at least one pledge!

@NKaeding - Donating $5 to @chipuckscancer for every Marian Hossa goal till 2/12. [Starts at 11 time of pledge]

@Ceeangi - Donating $5 to @chipuckscancer for every Marian Hossa goal till 2/12. [Starts at 11 time of pledge]

@giventowail - I'm actually revising my contribution. $5/Hossa goal; $10/shutout W (+$2.50/goal). [Starts at 11 time of pledge]

@bon1203 - How about an even $50, in honor of Piss-ANNI (updated from @bon1203 I'll donate $2 for everytime Pat Foley pronounces #15 as Fernando Piss-ANNI. So annoying, like cancer. #cancersucks)

@GeekMisconduct -  Just had an idea - in addition to $1 for every Blackhawks goal scored, I'll chip in $100 for every John Scott goal! [Starts at 0 time of pledge]

@MichSox -  Count me in! RT @ChiPucksCancer: Anyone brave enough to donate $1 per time Captain Serious is caught on tv mouthing a word that rhymes with 'puck'? Till 02.12.2011

@MichSox  - Besides my Captain Serious F-Bomb donation, I will do another $1 donation for every Leddy assist to @ChiPucksCancer Get on it Leddy. Includes Rockford games. [starting at 0]

@MichSoxI realized Leddy dosnt have many assist, I will also donate $1 for Toews assists, starting frm last gm. My Toews $1 per assist counts for the ASG also #MOTB  [starting at 21]

@hockeenight -  make it $5-per-F-bomb. I'm in. RT @ChiPucksCancer: Anyone brave enough to donate $1 per time Toews is caught on TV dropping F-bomb? Till 02.12.2011

@RENYAtini - F*** it - i'm in! RT @hockeenight We're donating $5 to @ChiPucksCancer for every on-screen F-Bomb Toews drops until 2/12 - who's with us?#MOTB 

@KasiaCh -  Great. I'm doing $1 for each Hawks goal, and $2 for each Hossa goal. [Starts at 11 for Hossa, 152 for team time of pledge]

@MikeBradley27 -  Blackhawks have 7 games between now and Feb 12th. I'll donate $1 for every Hawks goal scored between now and then. [Starts at 152 time of pledge]

@talkendo -  So, to recap, $5 for every .01 that Crawfords GAA goes down from 2.12 (calculate after the 2-12 game) Shutout? $10. If his GAA DOESN'T go down, I'll pop in $20, anyway.

@caitlinchris -  $5 for every Jack Skille goal from now until the end of Feb. $20 if he gets a hat trick. #inlieuofgoingtogames  Adjust my pledge to include Assists for Skille please. and the $20 for a hat trick is in addition to the money per goal.  [Starts at 7 G, 9 A, time of pledge]

@HockeyBroad -  In addition to what I've donated - $3 for every Jake Dowell or Bryan Bickell goal, assist or PIM between now and 2/12 incl the PHX game. [Starts at 5G, 11A, 52 PIM time of pledge]

@Danny2Good -  Ill donate $1 per point for Kaner (updated from $1 per asst) [Starts at 13G, 23A, 36 pts time of pledge]

@The_FFF -  I'll donate $5 for every Dave Bolland point through 2/12, $20 per short-handed goal. #itsbollybitch [Starts at 23 pts, 0 SH time of pledge]

@LoriKaryl -  I will donate $5 for every point Sharpy gets (goals, assists, etc) btw now & 2.12.11, including ASG [Starts at 45 pts time of pledge]

@RENYAtini -  I'm in! $1 for each goal by our resident hottie, Patrick Sharp. $20 if any Hawk scores a hattie by 2/12 [Starts at 25 time of pledge]

@PeaceloveHawks -  I've got $5 for every point scored by Brent Seabrook between now and 2.12.11, $10 for points in Vancouver game on 2.04.11 [Starts at 3G, 23A, 26 pts time of pledge]

@micahsussman -  I will put $1 for every blocked shot the Hjammer has, $5 for every game he has a positive +/- in February [Starts at 98 time of pledge]

@StacyLymber -  Feb 1-28 I'll donate $5 for each minute of ice time for Ryan Johnson and  $20 for each #Blackhawks shortie! #MOTB

@ERuns -  $5 for every game Nick Boynton is a scratch.

@Hjammered -  I will pledge $5/goal or $2/assist made by Troy Brouwer from now til end of February. #MOTB [Starts at 14G, 13A time of pledge]

@icebaby20 -  Can I just give a flat rate of $10 for Marty Turco?  #iHeartGoalies

@palindrome713 - Going to change my #MOTB pledge. $.25 for any Taylor Hall or Nick Leddy point. [starts at 1 for Leddy]

@michelleabal -I’ll put #MOTB for Stalberg! I’ll donate $20 / goal or assist to @ChiPucksCancer for Viktor Stalberg from now until Feb 12th. And if for some reason there's no goals or assists, I'll donate a flat $75 to @ChiPucksCancer [Starts at 7G, 8A time of pledge]

@bethanie_bhawks  - $1 for every Stalberg point until 02.12.2011. I will also donate $1 for every Blackhawks win starting tonight until 2/12. #MOTB [starting at 26]

@326BureauChief - Thru 2/12: $5 for each reg period with no GA; $20 total for shutout. Put #moneyontheboard for @ChiPucksCancer! #blackhawks [starting with 1/25 vs Wild]

@kaboom23 - $1 for every Blackhawks goal until 02.12.2011 [started at 152]

@OptiMissyPrime - $1 per goal until 02.12.2011 [started at 152]

@CeeAngi - $5 for every Hossa goal until 02.12.2011, & mother matching her efforts. [Starts at 11 time of pledge]

@xDontToewsMeBro - $50

@SAMotherPucker - $1 for every Hawks goal 1/25-2/12, $5 for a hattie and/or shutout and $2 for every Hawks point in the ASG

@One4theDagger - I am pledging $20 if any #Blackhawks player gets a Hat-trick & $5 for each goal from the Slovs. Also, I will pledge toward the All-Star game, but I have to see the teams first ;-) #MOTB

@jdidiana - I'll donate $1 for every goal my boy Duncs has! #blackhawks  [starting at 3]

(anonymous) - How about $1 for every blocked shot &/or assist for Duncs thru 2/12 game? Including the All-Star Game [starting at 25 A, 88 BS]

@theannaenriquez - I'll donate $3 for every goal the Hawks score and $4 for every Burish goal scored when I see them on 2/11. #MOTB  

@forksvschopstic - For every game Hendry isn't scratched, I will donate $1 #MOTB

@sarahwalstra Donating $2 for Brian Campbell G or A for all of February! [starting 2G, 16A]

@hawknut - OK, my #MOTB pledge for @ChiPucksCancer: Now 'til 2/12, $20/each @TheMURDERSAURUS goal, $10/each point, $1/each PIM. ($10 minimum donation). [starts at 1 pt, 45 PIM]  


@powerplaygal  - I will donate $5 for every #CBJ win between now and 2/27. #MOTB [started at 23]


Pledges for Oshie, Berglund, Sobotka

@sarah_connors I'll give $1 for every point scored by the #STLBlues' top line in the month of February. Oshie-Berglund-Sobotka. #MOTB


Pledges so far for Lucic, Chara

@NickTavares -  I'm donating $1 for every goal Milan Lucic and Zdeno Chara scores between now and Feb. 12 to @ChiPucksCancer. Thanks, @CeeAngi #Bruins [Starts at 10G for Chara, 19G for Lucic time of pledge]

@Hawgs38 - $1 for every Bergeron point, and $5 for every Marchand SHG [Bergeron starting at 39; Marchand starting at 4]


@theactivestick -  - Okay. I'll try my best to help get the word out in the #Habs camp, and I'll pledge $1 per Canadiens goal until 02.12.2011. [Starts at 127 time of pledge] ... Updated later ... At this rate I might have to change my @ChiPucksCancer pledge to $1 per goal against the #Habs. Maybe I'll go with whichever is higher. 


Pledge for Kesler

@AreYouAnExpert - @VanCanucks I'm donating $5 for every February point Ryan Kesler scores to @ChiPucksCancer, so make sure he gets tons of points please! [starting at 47 pts]


Pledges for Green, Ovechkin

@KeepBradInBigD - Off-Twitter friend will donate $1 for every Ovechkin/Green goal including the All-Star game. [starting at Ovechkin 19, Green 8]

@RockTheRed852 - help get more Caps sponsored! I'm donating $1 for every Ovi/Green goal in February!


Pledge for Yandle, Bissonnette

@JimNeveau  - With @ChiPucksCancer's blessing, I will be donating $1 for every point Keith Yandle scores between now and February 28th. #MOTB [started at 33, w/7G, 33A] -- To add a little extra $ to the cause, I'll also be donating $1 for every SOG and point Yandle gets in the ASG. #MOTB

@hawkeyhaley - Better #MOTB idea, every minute of ice time @BizNasty2point0 has this year (2011), I'll give a dollar and my parents will match 


Pledge for Zharkov

@The_FFF  - No #MOTB for NJD yet?? Okay, $5 for every point scored by Zharkov thru 2/12, $100 for a hat trick! #NJDevils [starting at 2]


@briannecole -  I'll do a dollar per ducks goal til 2.12. [Starts at 133 time of pledge]


@sarahdmc - I've got $2 for every point the #Flames earn during the month of February, plus $10 for a win at the Heritage Classic. 


Pledges for Briere, Giroux

@FlyersGirl05 -  I'm changing my donation for @ChiPucksCancer in honor of the Flyers. I'll donate $1 for every goal they score (thanks @inaneenglish). [Starts at 168 time of pledge]

@FlyersGirl05 - Since it's the All-Star break, I'll keep my donations going to @ChiPucksCancer. I'll add $1 for every goal Briere or Giroux scores.

@jponah - For every goal scored by the #Flyers, I will donate $1 until 2/12/11. Including goals by Briere or Giroux during #ASG #MOTB [starting at 173]


None listed for this team yet


Pledge for Grabner

@ReinaDeLaIsla - okay, so @ChiPucksCancer ... I think I've made a choice. I'll pledge $1 for every goal @grabs40 scores from now till 2/28. :) #isles #MOTB [starts at 14]


@Motley_Su -  I'll join the fun. Since you have a Pens fan, i'll do the # LAKings - $1 per goal. $5 per shutout win btwn now and the event [Starts at 136 G time of pledge]


None listed for this team yet


@fergus30 - So until February 12th, I will donate $1 for each goal against the Leafs for @ChiPucksCancer. Thanks for the rec @theactivestick [starting at 148]


Pledge forDubnyk

@icebaby20 - In addition to the $10 Turco pledge, put me in for $1 EDM for every start Dubnyk gets between now and the event #MOTB [starting 1/26]

@palindrome713 - Going to change my #MOTB pledge. $.25 for any Taylor Hall or Nick Leddy point. [starts at 31 for Hall]


None listed for this team yet


Pledges for Cooke, Staal, Kenndy, Fleury, Crosby, Orpik

@PensN_CWGAP_Meg -  I'll take a leaf out of the others' books and donate $1 to @ChiPucksCancer for every goal scored by the Penguins between now and the event! [Starts at 150 time of pledge]

@PensN_CWGAP_Meg  - I'm adding $2 for Fleury's shutout and any future shutouts between now and the event

@ PensN_CWGAP_Meg - I will add $10 to my donation for every goal Brooks Orpik scores. 

@PensU_Nicole -  okay @buySAMadrink and I will donate $1 each for every goal scored by Matt Cooke, Jordan Staal and Tyler Kennedy :) [Starts at 9 for Cooke, 3 for JStaal, 7 for Kennedy time of pledge]

@buySAMadrink -  Will donate $1 each for every goal scored by Matt Cooke, Jordan Staal and Tyler Kennedy :) [Starts at 9 for Cooke, 3 for JStaal, 7 for Kennedy time of pledge]

@camio87 -  Feb. 1-28, I'll donate 10¢ for every Fleury save and $1 for every Crosby point (if he's not playing, then Jordan Staal). [Starts at 951 saves for Fleury, 66 pts for Crosby, 7 pts for Staal time of pledge]

Pledge for Weber, Hornqvist 

@trebek14 - I will pledge $2 for every point Shea Weber and Patric Hornqvist register in February. #Preds #MOTB


Pledge for Gaborik

@theannaenriquez -  I'll donate $1 for every goal scored by @MGaborik10 and $10 for any #NYR hat trick from now til March 1. #MOTB [Starts at 16G for Gaborik time of pledge]


@fvsports -  I will go .50 for every new follower, up to $100. --- plus he also added, @fvsports Ok, we are always up for helping a good cause. If you can promise my #RedWings win the Cup I will donate $1,000.

@saraneuie -  Stealing from @inaneenglish, $1 for every Red Wing goal between now and the event, $2 for a Wings shorty [Starts at 161 G, 3 SHG time of pledge]


Pledges for Ennis, Myers, Miller

@qutaishat - I pledged $1/Ennis goal, $1/Myers assist, and $2/ Miller 30+ save game until 2/28. Pledge as much or little as you want! [starting at Ellis 0 G, Myers 15 A, Miller games starting 1/27]


None listed for this team yet


Pledges for Couture, Heatley, Thorton, Marleau, Niemi, Setoguchi

@OhMySwed3 -  I'll join as well. $1 per goal scored by Logan Couture, Dany Heatley, Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau scored now and between the event [Starts at Couture 22, Heatley 18, Thorton 13, Marleau 18 G time of pledge]

@The_FFF - Cool! Throwing my hat into that ring too: $25 for any Niemi shutout thru 2/12, $10 for any game where he allows 2 or fewer G

@meryddian - $1 per Setoguchi goal btwn 1/26 & 2/12 [Starts at 9]


Pledges for Richards, Burish, Benn, Eriksson, Neal

@kmk1486 -  I will donate $2 for every Brad Richards point the rest of the year! [Starts at 57 time of pledge]

@kmk1486 -  I'll also donate $1 for every Adam Burish blocked shot the rest of the season! [Starts at 61 time of pledge]

@taylordbaird -  In the month of February, $10 for every Jamie Benn point (goal or assist) and $50 if he scores a hat-trick. [Starts at 33 pts - 13G, 20A time of pledge]

@KeepBradInBigD - I'll donate $1 for ever Loui Eriksson point in February & $5 per point in the All-Star Game! And for good measure I'll donate $2 for every James Neal goal through the end of February! [starting at Eriksson 49 pts; Neal 20 G]

@theannaenriquez - I'll donate $3 for every goal the Hawks score and $4 for every Burish goal scored when I see them on 2/11. #MOTB 


@inaneenglish -  I'm pledging $1 to @ChiPucksCancer for every goal the Thrashers score between now and the event. What are you doing? [Starts at 148 time of pledge]

@inaneenglish - Since the Thrashers scored only 1 goal last night, I'm putting an extra $5 on the board for Pavelec's shutout.

@j_barty_party -  For every goal over 60, I will match it $2 for every dollar! How's that? #Thrashers fight cancer w/ drive to playoffs!


@JosieMist - I'll pledge $1for every Havlat Goal until 2/28/11 #MOTB #CPCforYSC [starting at 14 G]

@ReynoldsSBN - $4 for Every Wild win until the event, $1 per Brent Burns goal. Minimum of $20 should neither happen. #MOTB for @EliseButler [starting at 14 G]

@brigid22 -  I'll put up $1 for every Cam Barker goal, assist and penalty minute from 2/1/11 to 2/28/11 #MOTB #CPCforYSC #mnwild [Starting at 1G, 4A, 20 PIM]

@icebaby20 -  final pledge! $10 for Marty Turco CHI, $1/start for Devan Dubnyk EDM, $1/start Jose Theodore MIN-now to event #MOTB 


@FvSports - $0.50 for every new follower for next week, up to 100

@One4theDagger - ASG - #MOTB I got $10 if Team Lidstrom wins, and $20 if any current #Blackhawks player gets MVP, $5 if it is Byfuglien 

@crazygirlemy okay. $1 for each goal scored by @Matt9Duchene or Pauly at the #ASG, $10 if the team either of them plays for wins! #MOTB

@RachelPolner if Matt or Paulie or Shatty win any of the superskills, I'll also throw in $5 

@ReinaDeLaIsla - Okay, since Grabner won an event tonight... I think I'll add an extra $3 to the cause :) 

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If you have any questions about donating to Chicago Pucks Cancer and the Young Survival Coalition, such as donating via an alternative method, making a corporate sponsorship, or about tax deduction, please email contact@puckscancer.com.

In addition to their website, you can find info on their Facebook page.

If you have more questions about the event, contact contact@puckscancer.com

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