As most of you already know, Ritter Arena will turn into a sea of pink for Saturday’s women’s and men’s hockey games. The women play Utica at 2 p.m., while the men host Bentley at 7:05 p.m. It is the focal point of a busy home weekend of RIT athletics that begins with men’s hockey on Friday evening, and culminates with an action packed Sunday, which includes a basketball doubleheader, women’s hockey, and the Empire 8 Track and Field Championships.
The Tigers are working with Zeta Tau Alpha sorority to raise money for cancer. Both teams will don pink jerseys that many of you have already seen around campus and that will be auctioned off in the fundraiser, while fans can also purchase pink T-shirts. T-shirts will be sold at all hockey home games during the weekend, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today through Friday at the Student Athletic Union for $8. One-hundred percent of all T-shirt sales will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Tiger jerseys will be auctioned off online starting at noon today, and ending at 5 p.m. this Sunday. Bidding begins at $50 per jersey. Jersey proceeds will go to Rochester General Hospital’s Lipson Cancer Center. There are already rumors that bidding wars may ensue on several of the jerseys. What jersey will you bid on?
There are still some tickets remaining for Saturday’s men’s game, but it may sellout before Saturday, so get your tickets now. Hopefully, we can sellout the women’s game and pack Ritter Arena for the big game against Utica. Admission is free for the women’s game.
In addition, the women’s team will be signing autographs between games on Saturday in the stands at Ritter Arena. In addition, there will also be a tailgate party, at the RITz Sports Zone with specials on pink lemonade and pink brownies. In addition, Matt Valerio will be playing live music. If you have not had a chance to see Matt play, I suggest you do on Saturday. He is a good friend of mine, and more importantly, a very talented musician.
Both games will feature a ceremonial puck drop by Dr. Destler, involving Dr. Lori Medeiros, medical director of the Rochester General Hospital Breast Cancer Center, and the captains of the respective teams.
It promises to be a memorable weekend at RIT, so come on out a support a great cause.
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