Earl Cook Foundation Memorial Game
The Ft. Garry/Ft. Rouge Twins are pleased to announce our first Earl Cook Foundation Memorial Game on March 2, 2012 vs. the St. Boniface Riels at Century Arena (1377 Clarence Avenue). Game starts at 730.
Earl Cook lost his battle with cancer sadly on September 18, 2011 at the young age of 23. Earl was often found spending many nights watching and supporting the Twins. Even after a long day of chemo therapy he would still find the strength to make it out to watch his second favourite team play. After spending many trips down in Detroit, Earl made a special bond with head coach of the Detroit Red Wings Mike Babcock which included weekly phone calls supporting and encouraging Earl through his tough days with his battle with cancer and any other life advice Earl needed.
From a young age Earl was always fascinated with hockey and Detroit Red Wings became his number one team. From inside the Detroit Red Wings locker room, he was considered not only their number one fan and encourager but also took the role of an assistant coach. If you are interested in learning more about Earl’s journey through life you can visit:
The Earl Cook Foundation is in support of Sarcoma research, Sarcoma Patients in need, and the Terry Fox Foundation.
The Ft. Garry/Ft. Rouge Twins will be wearing red and white name bars with "EARL COOK" on them along with red skate laces, red stick and sock tape for his love of the Detroit Red Wings. The name bars will be available for purchase after the game. All proceeds from the game will go towards the Earl Cook Foundation including all entrance fees and the 50/50 draw.
Currently the Ft. Garry/Ft. Rouge Twins have been selling ticket for a signed Henrik Zetterberg or Pavel Datsyuk jersey. Tickets will be draw at the last playoff game of the year.
Tickets for the jerseys are 1 for $2 or 3 for $5.
The Twins are also selling tickets to win a pair of Winnipeg Jets tickets for Wednesday March 28 vs. New York Rangers. The winning ticket will be drawn a week before the game on March 21, 2012.
Tickets for the Winnipeg Jets are 1 for $5 or 3 for $10.
Tickets Winners for both draws, the Zetterberg or Datsyuk Jersey and the pair of the Wininpeg Jets tickets will be contacted by phone and email. All proceeds from the Earl Cook Memorial Game (entrance fee, 50/50, name bars) and the money raised from the Detroit Jerseys and Winnipeg Jets tickets will go towards Earl Cook Foundation.
Please contact the emails listed below for information regarding the Earl Cook Foundation or to purchase tickets for either draw.