Proceeds are being collected by Shawn Bednard
Based on 176 Marksmen goals, each worth $1.84
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - This is Shawn Bednard, Voice of your Fayetteville Marksmen professional hockey team.
For my entire life, Diabetes has affected my family, my friends, and now that I am a member of the Marksmen, my community.
While I have been blessed to never had to fight it in myself, I have seen the way it can destroy a person. My father, Walter Bednard, fought Type 1 diabetes for over 40 years before being blessed with a double-transplant in 2016 for a new pancreas and kidney, after nearly losing his life while on Dialysis.
Too many times had I witnessed my dad, a medically-retired blue collar assembly line worker at GM, have a reaction growing up, even with the aid of a pump. Too many times during High School and College did I fear I’d lose my dad before he saw me graduate high school, and then before college.
Too many times was I in the hospital, praying through tears I wouldn’t lose my father today.
Now while his fight is gone, the residual effects of a near lifetime of fighting remain.
Aside from this, my sister Ashley Baxter has been fighting this same disease for nearly eight years. A battle that has been incredibly tough on her, but that she’s been able to get through it thanks to the experience and knowledge of our father.
My best friend growing up Brandon Snyder started his fight just a few years back, and it has changed his life in unexpected ways.
Even as I move here to Fayetteville, our Team President Travis Gortman fights this same disease, as so many in the great Carolinas do.
That’s why I am asking you to join me in Goals Against Diabetes. For every goal the Fayetteville Marksmen score in the 2018-2019 season (exhibition, regular, and playoffs), I will donate $2 to the American Diabetes Association of the Carolinas to help aid local relief and work to find a cure.
|10/19||Roanoke at Fayetteville (Opening Night)||2||$4|
|10/20||Fayetteville at Macon||2||$4|
|10/26||Fayetteville at Roanoke||8||$15|
|11/2||Macon at Fayetteville||2||$4|
|11/9||Fayetteville at Evansville||-||-|
|11/10||Fayetteville at Peoria||-||-|
|11/17||Knoxville at Fayetteville||-||-|
|11/17||Roanoke at Fayetteville||-||-|
|11/22||Fayetteville at Roanoke (Thanksgiving)||-||-|
|11/23||Fayetteville at Knoxville||-||-|
|11/24||Knoxville at Fayetteville||-||-|
|12/1||Peoria at Fayetteville||-||-|
|12/8||Birmingham at Fayetteville||-||-|
|12/14||Fayetteville at Macon||-||-|
|12/15||Fayetteville at Roanoke||-||-|
|12/22||Roanoke at Fayetteville||-||-|
|12/22||Fayetteville at Roanoke||-||-|
|12/26||Roanoke at Fayetteville||-||-|
|12/29||Macon at Fayetteville||-||-|
|12/29||Fayetteville at Knoxville||-||-|
|1/4||Fayetteville at Pensacola||-||-|
|1/11||Fayetteville at Roanoke||-||-|
|1/12||Roanoke at Fayetteville||-||-|
|1/18||Fayetteville at Roanoke||-||-|
|1/19||Roanoke at Fayetteville||-||-|
|1/25||Evansville at Fayetteville||-||-|
|2/1||Fayetteville at Knoxville||-||-|
|2/2||Knoxville at Fayetteville||-||-|
|2/8||Fayetteville at Knoxville||-||-|
|2/15||Fayetteville at Pensacola||-||-|
|2/21||Pensacola at Fayetteville||-||-|
|2/23||Pensacola at Fayetteville||-||-|
|3/2||Fayetteville at Macon||-||-|
|3/8||Macon at Fayetteville||-||-|
|3/15||Quad City at Fayetteville||-||-|
|3/22||Huntsville at Fayetteville||-||-|
|3/23||Fayetteville at Roanoke||-||-|
|3/29||Fayetteville at Birmingham||-||-|
|4/5||Fayetteville at Huntsville||-||-|