It's a big weekend for the Binghamton Senators in a couple different ways. The Binghamton Senators are in the home stretch and looking to make a run into the playoffs. It's Hockey Weekend Across America and the B-Sens are celebrating at home.

Saturday, February 25th, is a very special night for the Binghamton Senators and for our community. Broome County has declared Saturday, February 25th as "DIFD - Power to the Purple Day."

The daughter of ex-Binghamton Senators Head Coach, Luke Richardson lost her life to suicide. Richardson and his wife Stephanie have formed a non-profit group called, ‘Do It For Daron’ or D.I.F.D. and have made it their mission to educate our community about mental health issues.

The Richardsons have teamed up with the Binghamton Senators and the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier (MHAST) to form ‘Power to the Purple’. Purple was Daron’s favorite color and you can help raise money and bring awareness to mental health issues by wearing purple to the game tomorrow night.

The B-Sens will also be wearing special DIFD warm-up jerseys and a some of those jerseys will be auctioned off, while others will be raffled off during the game all to support mental health awareness.

My daughter's Riley and Tara along with the rest of our NorthPointe youth group called "Thrive" are going to be there proudly wearing purple and they hope you will, too.

Face-off for Saturday night's game is at 7:05pm. I'll be doing Chuck-a-Puck between the 2nd and 3rd periods and wearing purple in memory of Daron. Be sure to learn how you can get discounted tickets!

[via Binghamton Senators]