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Dallas Ice Jets Pink the Rink
November 14, 2012VYPE MAGAZINE - DFW
By Tanner Wilson
The DFW hockey community lost a great friend in Lisa Cox on Sunday night after a three-year battle with endometrial & cervical cancer back in 2009. She succumbed after a major setback as well as chemotherapy and radiation treatments in recent months.
To honor Lisa’s memory, the Ice Jets are going to Pink the Rink on Saturday, at 6 pm when the Dallas Ice Jets Jr. team plays the Dallas Snipers at Polar Ice House in Grapevine. The evening will include a silent auction of special pink jerseys that the team is going to wear during the pregame warm ups then will be put for bid in a silent auction over the course of the game.
Two years ago, Lisa’s son, Geordon helped his mother’s fight by startin the Strikes against Cancer back in 2010 when he was 11. It has since been recognized by both the American Cancer Society & as one of the youngest founders of a cancer charity by the the V Foundation
“I wanted to give my mom something that she could have forever.” Geordon mentioned in May 2012 Interview to WFAA’s Steve Stoler.
Lisa became a part of the area junior hockey community through her GC Design & Apparel company which created merchandise and team apparel for area junior & travel teams such as the Dallas Ice Jets, DJHA Penguins, Dallas Stars Elites & Alliance Bulldogs. She likely had a say in many area team logos.
Other events include a chuck-a-puck during the 2nd intermission where fans buy plastic pucks and throw them on the ice towards the center face-off circle to win prizes for fans that get the closest to the center circle. Geordon will also be dropping the ceremonial opening faceoff and the rest of immediate family including Husband Adam & Geordon’s Son Patrick are expected to attend the game as well. During the year, Geordon’s Select Baseball Team participates by donating in a number of events, including money for every strike the team throws over the course of the season.
They will also be a special event at the House of Blues on Monday, December 3, which will be a part of Jimmy V Week Celebrations from 5-7 pm. Admission is free with a donation and/or an unwrapped Toy for Toys for Tots and is open to all ages.
If you want to donate and learn more about Strikes against Cancer, log on to www.strikesagainstcancer.org