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Flannel Check drops the puck at Gamblers game

Posted at 4:48 PM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 17:48:25-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. — There was checking both on and off the ice at the Gamblers game on March 21, 2019.

It was 'Flannel Check Night' at the Resch Center, in honor of the volunteer organization designed to prevent diseases by promoting annual physical and health screenings. Founder David Zowin dropped the ceremonial first puck and says the best way to prevent disease is early detection. He spreads that awareness by wearing flannel.

"I wanted something to help save lives and incorporate every disease state into one identifiable pattern," Zowin said. "I was going out to dinner one night and I always wear my flannel. I grabbed my flannel shirt and wass like oh my goodness, that has pink for breast cancer, blue for prostate, gray for diabetes and white for lung. I was like that's it! It's flannel check!"

You can learn more about Flannel Check by visiting their website here.

"Wear your flannel, schedule your annual physical and you know what, as a community we can fight and cure diseases early," Zowin said.