Lincoln’s Hope Gala Raises Over $50,000

Lincoln’s Hope Gala raised over $50,000 for the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving work Saturday night at the Nebraska Champions Club.  Focusing on providing a lively, fun-filled atmosphere, the 2012 Hope Gala brought nearly 200 people from around the area together for a night of unforgettable entertainment while sharing in giving to the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.

The Hope Gala began at 6:30pm with midway games and a silent auction followed by cuisine stations hosted by Chez Hay.  Later in the evening, a live auction took place which featured items such as all-inclusive trip packages to Las Vegas, California and Kansas City as well as a Date Night package that allowed two guests to enjoy all Lincoln has to offer in first-class style.  The evening concluded with entertainment from the popular local band Hi-Fi Hangover.  VIP patrons took part in an early cocktail reception and tours of the University of Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium. 

2012 Hope Gala co-chairs, Sara Jane Thomsen and Jessica Erstad

“The Hope Gala was a huge success,” commented Sara Jane Thomsen, co-chair of the event.  “A good time was had by all while raising money to create hope for people fighting cancer.”

For more information about the Hope Gala and other American Cancer Society programs, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.hopegala.org or www.cancer.org.

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Lincoln Stars to Team Up with American Cancer Society for “Jerseys Off Our Backs” Night

The Lincoln Stars hockey team and the American Cancer Society are pleased to announce their partnership for the game Saturday, March 17 versus the Des Moines Buccaneers.  The game will include specially designed game-worn jerseys that will be auctioned off immediately following the contest at the “Jerseys Off Our Backs” auction. 

“The American Cancer Society is extremely excited to partner with the Lincoln Stars for this event for the fourth year in a row,” commented Mike Lefler, Director of Communications for the American Cancer Society.  “For the past several years, the Stars have been one of our organization’s biggest supporters here in Nebraska thanks to their commitment, and the commitment of their fans to the Society’s mission of saving lives and fighting back against cancer.”

The auction will be held in the Mutual of Omaha Bank Zone in the north end of the Ice Box.  Fans may register for a bid number at the Fan Services booth in the south entrance prior to the start of the auction.  Winners will receive the jersey, their photo with the player and a gift certificate from FastFrames Lincoln. Proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the American Cancer Society.

The Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League (USHL) are currently in their 16th season in Lincoln.  For more information or to purchase tickets for any of the Stars remaining home games, visit LincolnStars.com.

Lincoln Stars Team Up with American Cancer Society for “White Out Against Cancer” Event

The Lincoln Stars hockey team and the American Cancer Society are pleased to announce their partnership in “White Out Against Cancer Night” at the Ice Box on Friday, April 1, 2011.  The Stars will host the Muskegon Lumberjacks in one of their final home games of the 2010-11 regular season.  The game will include the Stars’ annual “Jerseys Off Our Backs” jersey auction, with the Stars handing over their one-of-a-kind, autographed and game-worn jerseys to the winning bidders in a live auction immediately following the game.

As part of the event night, the Stars will bring back the popular “White Out” tradition, where fans are asked to wear white to the game on April 1st.  Commemorative “White Out Against Cancer” t-shirts will be available for purchase at Face-Off Sports beginning March 18th.  T-shirts will be $8 each, and quantities will be limited.

“The American Cancer Society is extremely excited to partner with the Lincoln Stars for ‘White Out Against Cancer Night,” commented Mike Lefler, Director of Communications for the American Cancer Society.  “The Stars organization has shown a true commitment to being a leader in the community in the fight against cancer.  Through events like this, they are helping to make a difference by spreading awareness and raising funds right here in Lincoln.”

A friendly competition among Lincoln Stars players will also add to the fundraising efforts.  From now through April 1, fans can donate money for the player(s) they would most like to see get their head “buzzed”.  The player with the most donations will be declared the “winner” and will receive their special haircut at the conclusion of the jersey auction.

Proceeds from the “White Out” t-shirt sales, player fundraiser and jersey auction will go to benefit the American Cancer Society.

The Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League (USHL) are currently in their 15th season in Lincoln, Neb.  For more information or to purchase tickets for any of the Stars remaining home games, visit www.lincolnstars.com.