In honor of Veterans Day and Rochester Valor Week, The Greater Rochester community always rises to the occasion to honor our veterans from all five branches of the service.

RIT will celebrate Valor Week bracketed by contributions from the RIT hockey teams with the online auction of special military themed game-worn jerseys. The men wore the jerseys against Holy Cross on Nov. 7-8, while the women will don them on Nov. 14-15 vs. Penn State. The jersey auction will start at 10 a.m. on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11 and end at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Visit for more information.

All funds generated from the auctions will be distributed to a number of local agencies serving veterans of the Greater Rochester area through the all-volunteer "One Team One Fight" effort. Each player's jersey will bear a special patch remembering the men and women in the Greater Rochester area who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan. Every player will carry a military name patch on the right chest of the jersey with the last name of each of these men and women. The team will also honor fallen Rochester Police Officer and veteran Daryl Pierson on one sleeve, as well as the "One Team One Fight" phrase on the back. RIT is honored to be part of a larger community effort to recognize and remember all of our veterans. Click here for more information on the Greater Rochester "One Team One Fight" organization.

Don't miss your chance to help out a worthy cause.