DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — The Dallas Stars took on two opponents Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center.
One the ice, they faced off against the Edmonton Oilers. But they also took on something that has touched many families, including ours here at CBS 11.READ MORE: Public Health Experts Say Dallas Cowboys COVID Outbreak Shows Pandemic Far From Over
It was Hockey Fights Cancer Night for the Stars and the rest of the NHL.
Our friend, and former colleague, Dallas Cowboys radio analyst Babe Laufenberg dropped the puck in honor of his son, Luke, who passed away in 2019 after a tough battle with Leukemia.READ MORE: AAA Texas Offers Tips For Safely Transporting That Perfect Christmas Tree
“I’m excited to do it, excited to do it in Luke’s name and Luke’s honor,” Laufenberg explained.
“Quite honestly, I will be dropping the puck for not only Luke tonight, but every kid out there battling cancer, and every family battling cancer with their child.”
Money raised through the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative goes to the American Cancer Society.MORE NEWS: Dylan Molina Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter In Death Off-Duty Euless Detective Alex Cervantes, Bond Set At $300K
The Stars beat the Oilers 4-1.