While it may have been a successful month for the Crusaders since the calendar flipped to November, they've still been in a hairy situation, to say the least.
Or, at least, some of us have!
Three weeks ago, the Crusaders committed to Growing their 'Mos for mens cancers and mental health awareness, and thus far, it's been an incredible success! After a big weekend Movember Home and Home series with the Spruce Grove Saints – also taking part in the Movember initiative – the Crusaders have eclipsed almost $8,000 on their road to reducing the number of men dying too young by 25%!
“I couldn't be more proud of the work these guys have done,” said Spencer Love, marketing director for the Cru. “It's been incredible to see the hard work and time they've put into getting out and fundraising for this thing. We're having a lot of fun doing it, and are excited to see how much further we can take it this month!”
After raising over $300 at Friday's opener of the Movember Home and Home and various other online donations, the Crusaders have prevailed over the Saints in the Movember challenge issued last week! The challenge, issued over Twitter, saw the Crusaders and Spruce Grove engage in a battle of the 'stache over jerseys – and since picking up the victory, the Cru are already excited about seeing the Saints mascot in a Crusaders jersey at the next battle at the Grant Fuhr Arena.
“It's be awesome to beat the Saints – it always is!” continued Love. “But above all else, both teams came into this knowing that it's for a cause greater than the both of us. That's part of the reason it means a lot to us – if the Crusaders and Saints can get along for something this great, anyone can!”
The Crusaders will continue to update on their Mo's throughout the rest of the month, before a Movember finale on November 30th against Grande Prarie.