The Fargo Force announced today that the third annual Sanford Children’s Night raised just under $20,000 on Feb. 22. The funds were raised through ticket sales, donations, a specialty jersey auction, and chuck a puck sales.
The night’s game featured specialty jerseys that were designed by seven year old Grantley Johnson. Grantley fought a courageous battle against leukemia for two years and was a patient at Sanford Children’s. The jerseys featured his Super G superhero logo and his favorite color orange. Superhero G lost his heroic battle on Feb. 6, 2020. All proceeds from the jerseys were donated directly back to Sanford Children’s. The jersey auction alone raised over $17,000.
“We are so appreciative for the support of the hockey community and the partnership with the Fargo Force,” said Sanford Health Foundation’s Development Manager Hillery Mork. “Sanford Children’s Night is one of our favorite events, and this year was extra special as we honored our little friend Grantley. We are part of an unbelievable community, thank you for wrapping your arms around Grantley’s family and contributing to support programs and services for children and families at Sanford Children’s Hospital.”
In honor of Grantley, the Force held a moment of silence prior to the game. Pictures were displayed on the video board of his meet and greet and presentation of his own jersey when he visited with the team at the Scheels Arena back in January.
“It was great seeing so much support for Sanford Children’s Hospital,” said Leah and Jordan Johnson, parents of Grantley. “Grantley would have been so happy and proud of how great the team looked and played. We are very grateful to the Force organization for their kindness towards Grantley and our family.”
In night two of the series, the Force defeated the Musketeers 2-0 in front of the fourth straight sold-out crowd at Scheels Arena.
Adam Gajarsky was quick to score in the first period. The score remained 1-0 throughout the first and second period. Oliver MacDonald had an empty net goal in the third period putting the force ahead 2-0. Goaltender Cole Brady had a shut-out, stopping 22 shots.
The boys are on the road next weekend heading to Muskegon, Michigan to play the Lumberjacks.
March 6: Mini-Stick Giveaway
Game sponsored by Holiday Station Stores
Doors open 90 minutes prior to puck drop at 5:30 PM
First 1,500 fans get a mini-stick of former player and current Florida Panther, Dominic Toninato! Courtesy of game sponsor Holiday Station Stores.
All of the concourse games and entertainment are free with your Force ticket. Check out the balloon twister, facepainter, Haggard Hockey knee hockey area, PlayStation gaming area, arcade games, giant Jenga, tic tac toe, giant Connect Four and more!
Upper Lobby Entertainment
Come early to check out Tyler's Amazing Balancing Act live in the upper lobby from 6-7 PM! Fans can challenge Tyler to balance any item. If he can lift it, he can balance it!
Tyler will also perform on the ice during the first intermission. As seen on America's Got Talent, Ripley's Believe it or Not, Regis and Kelly, ESPN and Halftime Shows across the country!
Check out more on Tyler by clicking here.
High Point Grill Special
Stop into High Point Grill to get Fish & Chips for just $7! Special runs from 5:30 through the end of the first period.
2 for $5 Busch Light and PBR pounders prior to puck drop