WINDSOR, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$GK #spitfires—G&K
Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GK), a leading provider of
branded uniform and facility services programs, joined with the Windsor
Spitfires team from the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) last night to
sponsor the team’s annual “Stick it to Cancer” charity event. The
event drew fans from the Windsor community who cheered on the Spitfires,
outfitted in custom pink jerseys and skate laces, as they took on the
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
This was the sixth year that G&K Services has partnered with the
Spitfires in the fight against breast cancer. G&K sold Spitfires branded
pink toques, t-shirts, and pink mini hockey sticks at the event, with
all proceeds being donated to the Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre
Foundation, a charity that raises funds to support local cancer research
and provide short-term assistance to cancer patients in the Windsor
community. In addition, the pink jerseys that the Spitfires wore during
the game will be auctioned off in support of the Windsor Spitfires
Foundation and breast cancer awareness.
“We were thrilled to join the Spitfires for their annual Stick it to
Cancer Pink Jersey Night,” said Kevin Fancey, President of G&K Services
Canada. “We are especially happy that the money we raised will go to
support the Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation, an
organization committed to fighting cancer right here in our community.”
In addition to the event in Windsor, each October G&K Services sponsors
the annual Workforce
for a Cure campaign, which encourages G&K customers to trade-in
their everyday work wear for pink ribbon breast cancer awareness work
apparel. A portion of the purchase price is donated to the Hope Chest
for Breast Cancer Foundation.
About G&K Services, Inc.
G&K Services, Inc. is a service-focused market leader of branded uniform
and facility services programs in the United States and Canada.
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, G&K Services has 8,000
employees serving customers from 165 facilities in North America. G&K
Services is a publicly held company traded over the NASDAQ Global Select
Market under the symbol GK. For more information visit www.gkservices.com.
Jeff Huebschen, 952-912-5773