For the first time in 2023, the Colorado Eagles are back home in Colorado, and it's all about fighting the biggest enemy of them all, with the Colorado Eagles Fight Cancer weekend.

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Colorado Eagles Fight Cancer Weekend

Not to quote a famous Disney movie, but "for the first time in forever," the Colorado Eagles are back home inside of the Budweiser Events Center, to kick off a 6 game home stand starting Friday night. With so many awesome games over the next ten days, this weekend will be the most special of them all as they honor and fight alongside those affected by cancer.

What Is Colorado Eagles Fight Cancer Weekend?

One weekend a season, the Colorado Eagles team up with UCHealth to honor and support our local friends and families right here in Northern Colorado and beyond with their fight against cancer. From ColoradoEagles.com, here's what you can expect at this weekend's games.

  • “I Play For” Honoring: The Eagles and UCHealth will honor 18 cancer warriors in the “I Play For” Campaign, each player will don the name of a cancer warrior on their helmet during the game.
  • Warrior Recognition: Select cancer warriors will be recognized throughout the game including, the fan of the game, ceremonial puck drop, fanboni rides, three warriors of the game, and more!
  • Lavender Light Up: The Budweiser Events Center will be lit up in all lavender lighting for the game by Loveland-based Blazen Illuminations.
  • Black Out Moment – Fans will be encouraged to light up the rink during a timeout in the game, using the lavender “Light Up the Rink” cards from their cup holders with their phone flashlight.
  • “I Fight For” Cards: Fans can submit a first name for an “I Fight For card” by commenting on the Eagles Facebook post. Cards will be posted around the arena during the game and shown on AHLTV. In addition, fans can stop by the photo booth on the Bud Light Balcony and fill out an “I Fight For” card.
    • Fans can also print a card here, and be sure to post your photos on Eagles social media using the hashtag #EaglesHFC.
  • Lavender Jerseys: Each Eagles player will wear a specialty lavender Eagles Fight Cancer jersey for the game.
  • National Anthem: The National Anthem will be sung by a Cancer Warrior and the large American flag will be presented on the ice by the staff and providers from UCHealth North Cancer Centers.
  • Jersey Auction: Bid on all authentic Eagles lavender game-worn jerseys via the Dash Auction App. The auction runs from Wednesday, January 11th-Saturday, January 14th at 9 pm with all proceeds benefiting the UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation Oncology Patient Assistance Fund.
  • Merchandise: A portion of the proceeds from Eagles Fight Cancer merchandise will benefit the UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation Oncology Patient Assistance Fund including
    • Replica Jerseys
    • Pucks
    • T-shirts
    • Hats and more!
  • Mystery Player Puck Program: A limited number of Eagles Fight Cancer pucks will be available for sale. Pucks will be randomly signed by players and fans will find out who signed their puck when they order at the merchandise stand or when it arrives on their doorstep. Proceeds will benefit the UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation Oncology Patient Assistance Fund.
  • The Human Bean: The Human Bean is supporting the Eagles Fight Cancer game with a Honey Lavender Latte fundraiser from 1/1-1/21. During this window, the Human Bean NoCo will give 100% of proceeds to the UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation Oncology Patient Assistance Fund during this window.

Having been a part of so many of these amazing cancer tribute games with the Colorado Eagles over my decade with the team, I'm always amazed at the generosity and the outpouring of support of Northern Colorado. Cancer affects so many families, including mine, and it's pretty amazing to see and feel the support of Eagles Country during one of the most exciting weekends of hockey of the year. Limited tickets are available for both nights so come out and support our brave cancer warriors, past and present, as the Colorado Eagles fight cancer once more. Go Eagles.

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