WINDSOR, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 an estimated 5,000 fans from the Windsor community who lined up in anticipation to see the Windsor Spitfires, outfitted in their custom pink jerseys and skate laces, take on the Plymouth Whalers.
G&K Services sold Spitfires branded pink beanies and toques at the event and donated specially made pink hockey sticks that were autographed by the Spitfires and then auctioned off. All proceeds from the jerseys, sticks, and headwear will be donated to the International Dragon Boats for the Cure, a group dedicated to raising funds to support local health organizations engaged in the fight against breast cancer. 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 cancer for good.
“We are proud to once again team up with the Windsor Spitfires to raise money and awareness for this important cause,” said Kevin Fancey, President of G&K Services Canada. “We are dedicated to finding a cure for this disease and last night’s event was a great example of how we can come together to achieve this in a fun, positive and beneficial way.”
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 American Cancer Society®, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® campaign.
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 7,800 employees serving approximately 170,000 customer locations 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.