POTSDAM, N.Y.-On Thursday, March 23, SUNY Potsdam men’s hockey player Sean Kacerosky presented the Community Manager for the American Cancer Society Laura Gregory with a check for $1550. This money was raised during the Cancer Awareness Night on Dec. 10.
Potsdam wore the special Cancer Awareness jerseys during the game against SUNY Geneseo. The Bears auctioned off some of the jerseys and donated the proceeds as well as proceeds from the 50/50 raffle to the American Cancer Society after the game.
Kacerosky along with Head Coach Chris Bernard and Chuck Campagna were instrumental in orchestrating the event. Mr. Campagna donated the money for the jerseys the Bears donned during the game.
Prior to the game in December, Kacerosky, a cancer survivor himself, was excited to see the program come together to support the cause.
“I think it’s a very good thing for people to be aware of,” Kacerosky said. “It’s awesome that we’re doing something like this and helping to raise some money for cancer research.”
Bernard echoed the sentiment of Kacerosky and was thrilled that they could put on an important event like this one.
“All of us have felt the terrible impact of this disease,” said Bernard. “We need to remind each other that we are in the fight together to support one another, to acknowledge those battling and to honor those gone. We have a living inspiration every day in Sean Kacerosky. The person that he is, being through such adversity, is special. To have the chance to see him on the ice that night, for him to play so well and score a goal was something I will never forget as a coach. We are so very thankful to the American Cancer Society and all of our fans for being there. We are grateful to all those who made contributions.”