Those heading to the UNO Maverick Hockey game tonight are encouraged to help those undergoing treatment at the Eppley Cancer Center in Omaha. Bridget Brooks is the organizer for the “Caps for Cancer” program and she would like all fans that are going to tonight’s (Friday) game at the Qwest Center in Omaha to bring a new cap that will be donated to cancer patients.
Brooks says many cancer patients lose their hair due to treatments and the caps are very much needed to help keep their heads warm. It also shows the patients that many people care.
It is a hockey tradition that when a player scores three goals in a game, hats are thrown onto the ice. This is a twist on that tradition where everyone can throw a cap. The
“Caps for Cancer” program started in 2006 by a former player and in the last four years, hundreds have been collected and donated to the Eppley Cancer Center.