Rochester Institute of Technology hockey fans will be asked to put away their orange Tiger apparel on Jan. 30. Instead, they are asked to “Make the Rink Pink” in an effort to cure cancer.
RIT men’s and women’s hockey teams are working with Zeta Tau Alpha sorority to raise money for cancer. Both teams will don pink jerseys that will be auctioned off in the fundraiser, while fans can also purchase pink T-shirts.
Tiger jerseys will be auctioned off online starting at noon Jan. 27, ending at 5 p.m. Jan. 31. Bidding begins at $50 per jersey. Jersey proceeds will go to Rochester General Hospital’s Lipson Cancer Center. The women’s jerseys will be worn in a game vs. Utica at 2 p.m. Jan. 30. The men’s team will wear their pink jerseys when they face off against Bentley at 7 p.m. Jan. 30.
“It’s going to be exciting to see the Tiger faithful convert from a sea of orange to a sea of pink for one special night,” says RIT men’s hockey coach Wayne Wilson. “Our players see this as an opportunity to be involved in a wonderful philanthropic event and a chance to give back to the Greater Rochester community.”
All fans can be a part of the action by purchasing a pink T-shirt from Zeta Tau Alpha sorority for $8, starting Jan. 25 in RIT’s Student Alumni Union. T-shirts will also be available at Ritter Arena on game day. Proceeds from the T-shirt sales will benefit the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation.
“Zeta Tau Alpha is thrilled to be a part of Make The Rink Pink,” says Amy Perazzo, president of Zeta Tau Alpha. “Our goal, along with men’s and women’s hockey, is to work together to raise cancer awareness and money for both the Lipson Cancer Center and Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation. We are looking forward to a day full of pink and hockey.”
For more information, visit: www.rit.edu/pink.