Fight against cancer continues amidst hockey backdrop
Updated: Sunday, April 14 2013, 09:47 AM EDT
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The fight against cancer is overshadowing some entertaining hockey this weekend in Kalamazoo.
The Hockey For Life tournament is once again going on at Wings West.
The tournament was started in 2005, and organizers say every year it's grown tremendously.
From four teams now to 12, with more than 130 players.
This year, they're raising money for the American Cancer Society and the family of a 3-year-old boy from Watervliet who was diagnosed with brain cancer.
"A lot of hockey players have fought cancer or lost family members to cancer. It's just a worthy cause," said Event Coordinator Melanie Leoni." It's something we can do to make a difference, and it's worth fighting for."
Last year, the tournament raised more than $18,000.
On Sunday, the tournament wraps up with the semi-finals taking place at 11:00 a.m., and the championship game scheduled to drop the puck at 3:30 p.m.
For more information, visit the website by clicking here.