ROCHESTER, NY – The RIT women’s hockey team through the RIT United Way Foundation raised $5,939.86 for CURE Childhood Cancer Association held in conjunction with College Hockey America’s “Skate For The Cure” cause. On Friday Feb. 8, RIT wore special pink jerseys in their game vs. Syracuse that were auctioned off between periods and sold special team photos for the cause.
On May 3, members of the RIT women’s hockey team presented CURE Executive Director Brian Wirth with a check in the Ritter Arena Lobby.
“I’d like to thank the RIT women’s hockey team and the RIT community team such a generous donation,” stated Wirth.
“I’ve always believed in community service as a way of giving back to the community, from playing (at Niagara), to coaching (at RIT),” said RIT Head Coach Scott McDonald. “To give back to such a great cause is very rewarding.”
The RIT women’s hockey team has made a habit of giving back to the community. In 2010 and 2012, RIT teamed with the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority for the “Make the Rink Pink” weekend, which raised over $47,000. The proceeds were donated evenly to the Rochester General Hospital’s Lipson Cancer Center and the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation for Breast Cancer Education and Awareness.
In 2011 the Tigers raised $10,219 for Finger Lakes Health in conjunction with Geneva General Cardiology Associates in an effort to “Black Out Heart Disease”.
For more information on the CURE Childhood Cancer Association, click here.