The October Saves Goalie Challenge is an all-volunteer 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that began in 2014 when the Ashburn Xtreme Hockey Club decided to raise money to fight cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness month.We came up with a simple concept. Ask goalies to gather pledges from family, friends and teammates for each save they make in the month of October.
The first year 28 goalies raised an amazing $32,000 for cancer research. Not surprisingly we also learned our goalies were excited to join forces and be leaders in the community as well as on the ice.More than 2500 goalies from across the US and Canada have now participated in October Saves.
To date, the goalies of October Saves have raised over 1.5 million dollars to fight cancer!
Our grateful beneficiaries include:
- The Inova Schar Cancer Institute
- Life with Cancer
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- CHEO Foundation
- Stand Up to Cancer
- The Goalie Guild Scholarship
- Family Reach
- The Pink Fund
We are honored to support these hardworking organizations in their fight to end cancer and support cancer patients and their families. We are also happy to say we regularly visit several of these organizations to see our fundraising dollars at work!
At October Saves, we are incredibly proud of how we run our organization to make sure every donation goes towards fighting cancer. Please visit Charity Navigator and search for The October Saves Goalie Challenge for detailed financial information. Our tax ID number is 45-3533525.
Please join us in our efforts by signing up as a goalie for our next event or donate to a goalie in your life!