WORCESTER, Mass. – On Saturday, Feb. 16, the Holy Cross men's hockey program will host its fourth annual "Pink the Rink" at the Hart Center during its game versus Connecticut at 7:00 p.m. The team will be wearing a special edition pink jersey to show its support for breast cancer awareness. The jerseys will be auctioned off throughout the game with all proceeds going to Pink Revolution, which is an alliance of dedicated individuals with a unified commitment to those touched by breast cancer. Its mission is to support early detection and prevention strategies, fund clinical research advancements and promote survivorship programs in Central Mass. through its affiliation with the UMass Memorial Comprehensive Breast Center.
A ceremonial puck drop will feature Randi Nunn, the mother of senior Brandon Nunn (Fairport, N.Y.). Also a limited amount of special edition "Pink the Rink" t-shirts will be available for purchase along with a chuck-a-puck competition during an intermission and a 50/50 raffle.
"The fight against cancer is something everyone is either directly or indirectly affected by and the people at Pink Revolution are doing amazing work," said Holy Cross head men's hockey coach Paul Pearl. "We are proud to be able to help in our own small way each year."
There will be 28 game jerseys available to bid on during the silent auction with a minimum bid of $200.00 for each jersey. The auction will start at 6:00 p.m. The jersey numbers that will be available in the auction are #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #10, #11, #12, #14, #15, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23, #24, #26, #27, #29, #30, #33 and #35. Also a jersey autographed by the entire team will also be auctioned off at the game. Bay State Savings Bank generously donated the jerseys so all of the proceeds from the auction of the jerseys will go to Pink Revolution. If you want to bid on a jersey and will not be in attendance at the game please e-mail Pearl at firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 9.
"Pink the Rink" is part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Holy Cross as the women's ice hockey team is hosting its "Pink the Rink" on Feb. 1, and the women's basketball team will hold its "Think Pink Day" on Feb. 16.
For the second straight season, every time the Holy Cross men's hockey team scores a power play goal in the Hart Center, money pledged will benefit PINK Revolution. For more information and to donate go here: http://www.powerplaypointsforpink.com/.
The Holy Cross hockey teams have partnered together with Bay State Savings Bank and PINK Revolution in order to fight breast cancer. For every "LIKE" of Bay State Savings Bank's Facebook page during the month of January, the bank will donate $1 to PINK Revolution. Please like Bay State Saving's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BayStateSavings.