The TET Black Sticks Men and Women will be wearing pink shoe laces throughout the Oceania Cup in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Both teams have embraced the pink laces and will stand together in support of the cause.
“Raising awareness of Breast Cancer is huge. Personally I’ve had people in my family who have been affected. I think everyone knows someone who has been affected,” Bennett said.
“It’s great the Black Sticks are able to come together and use their profile to raise awareness and hopefully get some donations in to help stop Breast Cancer and find a cure. It’s a great cause and hopefully something people get behind and we help out however we can.”
On average, Breast Cancer takes the lives of 650 New Zealand women each year while 2,800 women and 20 men are diagnosed every year.
Collectors will be on the ground at the TET MultiSports Centre in Stratford (Taranaki, New Zealand), while anyone can donate to the cause online at www.nzbcf.org.nz.
For more information, visit the New Zealand Breast Cancer Federation website www.nzbcf.org.nz.
The Oceania Cup starts next Wednesday in the Taranaki region of New Zealand’s North Island, with the competition taking place from 30 October - 3 November at the TET Multisports Centre in Stratford. Tickets are selling fast, and can be purchased at www.ticketdirect.co.nz
Hockey New Zealand recently confirmed that selected games from the event will be streamed live through their official website - www.hockeynz.co.nz. The live streaming will feature expert commentary and have no geo-restrictions, ensure that anyone around the world can watch all the action. To read more, click here.
Source: Hockey New Zealand website.
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