January 16, 2014
The Saint Anselm College ice hockey programs are asking for your help to combat breast cancer in a two-day event beginning this Friday, Jan. 17 at the Thomas F. Sullivan Arena and concluding Saturday, Jan. 18. Both the men's and women's ice hockey teams will be raising awareness and funds to help the fight against breast cancer with all proceeds benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Wing at Catholic Medical Center.
In her lifetime, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and there are over 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. This year alone, over 200,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.
The women's ice hockey players will don pink jerseys, generously donated by Bob Rotondo, at each of their two games on Friday and Saturday and the men's ice hockey players will be doing the same, sporting their new pink duds.
Players from both squads will be participating in the fundraising effort on campus in the week leading up to the games. Special long-sleeved t-shirts will be sold at tables located in Davison Hall on Wednesday and Thursday (11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 5 p.m.-7 p.m.), as well as at the Saint Anselm Coffee Shop (Thursday, 12-1), for $15 apiece. The past two seasons, the combined efforts of both teams yielded over $6,600 in donations toward the cause.
Pink ribbons will be sold for $1 throughout the week and may be purchased from any men's or women's ice hockey player. The ribbons will be hung in the rink on game day for all to see. Those who purchase a ribbon are encouraged to share a personal message or place the ribbon in honor of someone affected by cancer.
Special pink programs will also be available for purchase prior to the game with proceeds directly benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Wing at CMC, located nearby in Manchester.
On the ice, the women's ice hockey team will face off against the Pilgrims of New England College in a 4 p.m. contest Friday, Jan. 17. The men's ice hockey program will be opposing #11 nationally-ranked UMass Boston, in a 7 p.m. tilt.
Saturday's schedule of games opens at 1 p.m. with the women's ice hockey team taking on the Spartans of Castleton State College on Saturday, Jan. 18. The final game of our "Pink In The Rink" event will pit the men's ice hockey team against #7 Babson College with a 4 p.m. puck drop.
Admission to the event is $7 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Admission is good for both the men's and women's game. Saint Anselm students will be let in for free with a valid Saint Anselm College ID. Any non-Saint Anselm student with a college ID will be charged $1.
Donations will be accepted at the door for each of the four games.