New Jersey Devils’ defenseman Brendan Smith has a special day planned as he leads the charge with the inaugural “Kancer Jam” fundraiser. Happening on Sunday, January 7, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Campus of NJIT in Newark, the event aims to support local families affected by cancer.
Smith, together with his Devils teammates, wants everyone—fans, kids, and adults—to join in on the frisbee-throwing fun. This event is about more than just games; it’s about standing by families fighting cancer and honoring Smith’s grandparents, Joyce and Lester Smith, who bravely battled this deadly disease.
Fans will compete side by side and against their favorite Devils players in the event, which offers plenty of opportunities to interact with Devils’ stars.
“The ‘Smitty Jam’ is what some some people are calling it,” Smith told me. “Most of the guys [from the Devils] will be there and it’s going to be a fun experience and a great way to give back to the community.”
The Devils organization stands right beside Smith in this heartfelt effort to help families in need. They’re welcoming everyone to be part of this inclusive event—all are welcome to register a team (details below).
The Kancer Jam promises a lot of excitement. Smith’s dedication shows how events like these can bring hope and togetherness to communities dealing with this tough fight.
“I’ve been so lucky to have the Devils organization jump aboard and help me out… I’m so grateful to them for that,” says Smith.
If fans cannot make it to the event, they can still help out the cause by donating at the site here. The goal is to raise $100,000 for families affected by cancer. Closer to the event, an online auction will also be held, with items like autographed Devils’ memorabilia up for grabs. The auction can be found here.
You can register a team for the Kancer Jam event here.
Devils fans should not miss this event. Beyond the great cause it supports, the Kancer Jam is a great way for diehard fans to mingle with some of their favorite Devils players.
NJIT Campus. 323 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102
Sunday, January 7, 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.