RIT hockey fans will be asked to put away their orange Tiger apparel on Feb. 10-11. 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 to cure cancer. Both teams will don pink jerseys that will be auctioned off in the fund-raiser, while fans can also purchase pink T-shirts.
Tiger jerseys will be auctioned off online starting at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 8, and ending at 12 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13. Bidding begins at $150 per jersey. All proceeds will be donated evenly between Rochester General Hospital’s Lipson Cancer Center and Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation for Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. The women’s jerseys will be worn in a game vs. Elmira at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10 The following night, the men’s team will wear their pink jerseys when they face off against Canisius at 7:05 p.m.
In 2010, RIT hockey fans traded orange apparel for pink over the weekend and in the process raised $21,248 to fight cancer.
For more information and to begin bidding for jerseys starting on Feb. 8, visit: www.rit.edu/pink.
For more information on the games, visit RIT Athletics