Piggy Puck Legends Classic” to benefit the Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope

The Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope announced today that the organization will be hosting its First Annual “Piggy Puck Legends Classic” on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center in Barnstable. Spectators from all over the Cape will gather to watch the Boston Bruins’ Legends face-off against the Hyannis Fire Department and a few select Barnstable High School students and alumni. Legends include, Kenny Hodge, Bob Beers, Don Marcotte and Tim Sweeney.

Event proceeds will benefit the Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope, a 501C3 organization based in Barnstable, MA, whose mission is to raise awareness and find a cure for melanoma – the most dangerous form of skin cancer. The organization was founded to carry on Barnstable High School alumna, Glenna Kohl’s (“Piggy”), drive to save young men and women from this terrible disease.

“We are so excited to be hosting a different event this year,” said Colleen Kohl, Founder of the Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope. “Cape Cod Bruins fans will have the opportunity to watch some of the greatest hockey players of our time take on our own local heroes – all while raising awareness for a cause that is all too familiar within our community.”

Melanoma is the fastest growing cancer among young adults and the most deadly form of skin cancer due to its tendency to spread rapidly to other areas of the body. Unlike many cancers, melanoma often can be identified on the skin, making it easier to detect – and successfully treat – in its early stages. The mission of the Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope is to carry on Glenna’s work to bring awareness to everyone about the dangers of melanoma and the importance of early detection and prevention of this deadly disease.

“The Hyannis Fire Department is proud to get behind this community event and support such a remarkable local organization,” said Hyannis Fire Chief, Harold Brunelle. “We expect a phenomenal game. I hope the Legends are ready…. our guys are going to give them a run for their money.”

Barnstable High School is also lending their support to the event, with a goal to educate students on the dangers of sun damage to their skin and the importance of regular skin screenings – particularly as many turn to indoor tanning beds to maintain their summer tan.

Three lucky members of the community will get a chance to play with the Legends. Two spots were sold immediately online and the third is being held at auction, starting at $250. Bidders can submit bids via email to courtney@glennasfund.org. Bidding will close on October 31st.

Event sponsors currently include Bay Spirit ToursWeekend ThreadsJJManning AuctioneersMiles Against Melanoma PA and Minuteman Press International, Inc.

The Piggy Puck Legends Classic will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 6:45 PM. There will be raffles, a bake sale, “Chuck a Puck” half time contest, and an opportunity to skate with the Bruins Team. To beat the crowd, tickets can be purchased online ($15 adult/$5 under 12).