Green Men plan 10-city farewell tour at hockey games across B.C.

Stretchy spandex shtick by Vancouver Canucks uber-fans will be charity for cancer research

The Green Men are signing off with a charity goodbye tour of B.C. cities.

The spandex-clad Green Men will say goodbye to hockey fans across B.C. with a 10-city farewell tour for charity.

Renowned for tormenting opposing players at Vancouver Canucks’ home games, Sully (Ryan Sullivan) and Force (Adam Forsythe) will be donning green for appearances at WHL, BCHL and VIJHL hockey games as far afield as Trail, Comox and Prince George.

They start Saturday, January 10 in Victoria and end Friday, March 13 in Vancouver.

“We’re taking our shtick to hockey arenas around the province and it’s going to be a blast!” says Forsythe, the taller of the two men in green. “We’ll be raising roofs and raising funds for kidney cancer research at the Canadian Cancer Society”.

The duo will be seeking donations to the charity during photo and autograph sessions being held throughout the tour. It’s a deeply personal matter for Sullivan.

“The reason that we’re doing kidney cancer is because that’s what I lost my grandfather to almost a decade ago”, he says.

The two friends started wearing the now iconic green spandex suits during the 2009-2010 season, establishing a loyal fan base through regular appearances on TV sports highlight reels and on social media channels. They were inducted into the ESPN Hall of Fans in 2012.

“After five years of pulling outrageous stunts in those stretchy outfits, we decided it was finally time to send ’em to the cleaners,” says Sullivan. “B.C. hockey fans built this. It’s only fitting we get to end it together!”

The Green Men Farewell Tour includes stops at ten arenas and is being presented by Pacific Coastal Airlines, a Richmond B.C. based company that provides regular scheduled service to more than sixty-five destinations in B.C.

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