U.P. Skate for Life hockey fundraiser

This time of the year is all about giving back. That is exactly what the Marquette Royales hockey team is doing this weekend.

The Royales have teamed with U.P. Run for Life and the Superior Health Foundation to form the first ever ‘Skate for Life’ event at Lakeview Arena. During their games on Friday and Saturday, the Royales will be wearing jerseys with the ‘Skate for Life’ logo on them.

Each of the jerseys are being auctioned off online, with all of the proceeds going to help transplant patients here in the U.P. with their medical costs.

“Anything that we can do to help people that are going through this tough time and what this organization does to ease the process for patients is something that we want to get behind,” said Royales head coach Mike Stanaway.

“It’s been an amazing opportunity for us on the Run for Life side and on the Marquette Royales side to partner together,” said Amy Harju, one of the organizers of Skate for Life. “We look forward to Friday and Saturday night.”

“It’s a nice opportunity for us in the town. It’s a little bit different for us to be able to put on some new jerseys and go out and play hockey for a cause,” said Royales defenseman and Marquette native Hayden Rajala.

If you would like to bid on one of the Marquette Royales ‘Skate for Life’ jerseys, click here.