GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) On February 19, the Grand Rapids Griffins will paint the town purple while bringing awareness to cancer research.
The Grand Rapids Griffins Purple Game takes place at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. It is a celebration of Van Andel Institute’s cancer research and the Purple Community. The game is a fun night of purple and education about the great research happening at VAI. Griffins players wear purple uniforms and there is purple concessions and purple merchandise for sale.
Purple Community is the community outreach program of VAI. It works with groups, schools, businesses, and organizations who want to help people affected by cancer. Every dollar raised goes to research at VAI.
The fifth annual Purple Community Game starts at 7 p.m. Discounted upper bowl tickets are available for $5. There is also $2 hot dogs, a 50/50 raffle, intermission activities, and a VAI purple jersey auction. Visit purplecommunity.org for ticket information.