The Utica College women’s hockey team is set to “Go Gold” on Tuesday, February 10 for its 3rd annual Gold Ribbon Game for childhood cancer awareness. The Pioneers will take on SUNY Canton at 7 p.m. at the Aud.
UC has once again teamed up with the Shawn Grady Fund for the third installment of its Gold Ribbon Game. The Pioneers will be wearing special edition gold uniforms during the game, which will then be auctioned off with all proceeds being donated to help ease the medical costs of a local family that is currently dealing with the disease.
Fans can bid on the Utica College jerseys online (HERE) leading up to the game, as well as in the arena the night of the event. The minimum bid for a gold jersey is $100 and you can also purchase the jersey immediately for $300. Bidding must be made in increments of $5.
“We have had a lot of success with this game the last couple years,” said Utica head coach, Dave Clausen. “We’ve managed to raise nearly $6,000 to help local families who have been battling this disease. This cause strikes close to home as the UC women’s hockey family has been directly affected by it. By working with the Shawn Grady Fund, we are helping out a local family. Giving back to the community is very important to our team and we like to lend a hand whenever we can.”
The Shawn Grady Fund is a non-profit organization created by the Grady family of nearby Clinton, NY to help the families of local children that suffer from life-threatening illnesses. The Fund is dedicated to the memory of Shawn Grady who was diagnosed with cancer in the fall of his sophomore year in High School. After a courageous battle, Shawn died of cancer complications at the age of 16. During his long illness, the entire community pitched in to help the Grady family defray the tremendously high medical costs. As a fitting memorial to their son, the Grady’s established the Fund as their way of giving something back to the community that offered so much support in their time of need. To find out more information about the Shawn Grady Fund, visit ShawnGradyFund.org.