The Wolverines will be holding their first ever Superhero Night in support of Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy.
Last October Wolverines broadcaster Wyatt Zieger’s brother past away after a long battle with Duchenne’s which inspired him to create the night.
Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy is rare genetic disorder found only in males. Approximately 20,000 children a year are diagnosed with Duchenne’s, currently there is no cure.
Wyatt had this to say about the event
“Being wheelchair bound my brother didn’t have the passion for sports that I do but there was nothing on this earth my brother loved more than superhero’s. I wanted to do something to help keep his memory alive in a way that I think even he would get excited for.”
Wyatt adds “I really appreciate the support I have received after his passing from the players, coaches and staff. Their willingness to help me put this night together, It means the world to me and my family to honour him and my hope is that more teams across North America from Junior “A” to the NHL will want to jump on board as well in the coming years and that this could be an annual night and a great way to raise money and awareness for Duchenne’s.”
Kids who dress up as their favourite hero will get in for free and for adults dressed up it’ll be a $5 donation towards Defeat Duchenne’s. As well we’ll have a door prize for anyone who comes and a prizes for best dressed.
The Wolverines will also be donning a special one night superhero jersey that will be auctioned off after the game with all the proceeds going to Defeat Duchenne’s.
You can get your tickets in advance to the event here: https://tickets.whitecourtwolverines.ca/events/21688-calgary-canucks-vs-whitecourt-wolverines
Learn more about Duchenne’s and how you can help here: https://defeatduchenne.ca/about-duchenne/duchenne-basics/what-is-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy/