Thunderhawks Help Fight Childhood Cancer


Two hockey rivals will meet in Wallaceburg for a Gold Game next month, helping to raise money to fight childhood cancer.

When the Thunderhawks face off against Dresden on Saturday, February 8th, they’ll be teaming up with Blenheim’s Betterley family.

Anita Betterley is Ronny’s Betterley’s mom, Ronny died of cancer two years ago at the age of 7 after a 10 month battle with DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.)

“They’re going to be selling raffle towels, the game jerseys will be auctioned off, I believe there’s also going to be donations to be either silent auctioned off or raffled off as well,” Betterley says.

All proceeds will be donated to Childcan, a charitable organization that helps families with parking passes for hospital appointments, meal vouches, gas, and more. 

Rick Renders, also known as Papa Bear from the TV show Heavy Rescue 401 will be there as well, signing autographs prior to the game.

Puck drop for the February 8th Gold Game is at 8 o’clock at Wallaceburg Memorial Arena.