MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--G&K Services Canada (NASDAQ: GK) is proud to have recently sponsored the Windsor Spitfires team from the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in its annual “Stick it to Breast Cancer” charity event on October 10, 2013.
The event drew an estimated 5,000 fans from the Windsor community who lined up to see the Windsor Spitfires, in their pink skate laces, take on the Belleville Bulls. G&K Services donated specially-made pink hockey sticks that were autographed by the Spitfires and then auctioned off, with the proceeds benefitting local breast cancer research. As a special thank you, G&K also provided each attendee with a pink microfiber towel to wave during the game, as they cheered on the Spitfires and joined in the quest to wipe out breast cancer for good.
“This marks the third year that G&K Services has worked with the Windsor Spitfires in raising funds and awareness for this important cause,” said Robert G. Wood, President of G&K Services Canada. “Many of our families and friends in this community have been affected by breast cancer, and each year our commitment to finding a cure, and doing it in a fun and positive way, grows.” Wood attended the event and helped with the ceremonial puck drop.
“In addition to the Windsor event, G&K Services recently announced the launch of our annual Workforce for a Cure campaign, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month,” Wood continued. “Not only are we committed to raising awareness as an organization, but events like this one in Windsor help build awareness in our local communities as well. We’d like to thank our friends and customers who joined us in supporting this cause.”
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 is the largest such provider in Canada. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, G&K Services has nearly 7,800 employees serving approximately 170,000 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 and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index. For more information visit www.gkservices.com.