Missouri Mavericks hockey team raising funds to help player's sick child

The Missouri Mavericks will host a fundraiser at their game on Saturday, March 13, for the daughter of forward Jeff Christian. Ryan Christian has pediatric adrenalcortical carcinoma, a rare disease that affects one in a million people.

During pregame warm-ups, Mavericks players will wear special jerseys that bear Jeff Christian’s number 72. During the game, those jerseys will be for sale in a silent auction. Many other minor-league and NHL teams and other Kansas City professional teams and organizations have also donated items.

The Mavericks will sell pink T-shirts and bracelets, and fans may donate monetarily. All proceeds will aid the Christian family with their medical expenses.

Fans attending the game are encouraged to wear pink, Ryan’s favorite color.

If you would like to donate, please make checks payable to “The Ryan Christian Love Fund.” Fans can send donations to: Missouri Mavericks, 19100 E. Valley View Parkway, Independence, MO 64055.