4th Annual Hockey Fights Cancer
This weekend the ice at the Vibrant Arena wil be decorated with more than just the names of sponsors of the Quad City Storm.
Monday local residents were invited to paint the names of loved ones with cancer on the ice, for the 4th annual Hockey Fights Cancer event. It's sponsored by the team and UnityPoint Health Trinity.
Devon Irby, who has season tickets to Storm games, painted the names of three friends, including a child, on the ice.
"So my husband and I painted the names near where our seats are, and we're going to be able to sit through two games and look down and know that there's people important to us and important to others that we love, that they're getting a little cheer, they're geting a little cheer from people in the crowd and I like that."
Irby is also president of the Storm Booster Club, and thinks the annual ice painting event is a good way for the team to give back to the community.
Randy Biery says for the first Hockey Fights Cancer four years ago, he painted the names of just four people on the ice.
"Now I'm up to 19 names of friends and family, and unfortunately the list keeps growing, but I'm up to 19 right now."
The list of 19 includes his mother, wife, and more friends and family members.
The names will remain on the ice for games this weekend, on Friday and Saturday, with Storm players wearing special jerseys on Saturday. The jerseys will be auctioned after the game to raise money for the Trinity Cancer Center.