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February 8, 2017

Castleton University’s Lady Spartans to “pink the rink”

Castleton University’s Lady Spartans to “pink the rink”

Friday, Feb. 10—RUTLAND—On Friday, Feb. 10, the Castleton women’s ice hockey team and its fans will trade traditional Spartan green apparel for pink to raise awareness and funds for the creast care program at Rutland Regional Medical Center. The game begins at 7 p.m.
“The Castleton University women’s ice hockey team is pleased to help in the fight against breast cancer, right here in our local region,” said DJ Fimiani, head coach of the team. “We are grateful to our players and fans for their generous support annually for Pink in the Rink.”
All ticket sales for the Pink in the Rink game against the University of Southern Maine at the Spartan Arena will be donated to the Breast Care Program at Rutland Regional, along with proceeds from the online auction of collector’s edition pink jerseys worn by the players during the game. To view the online auction, or place a bid, visit castletonsports.com. Additional proceeds will be raised through the sale of fleece blankets, hats, scarves, quilts and other hand-crafted items, raffle sales and a varied basket auction.
Since the inception of the annual Pink in the Rink event, more than $50,000 has been raised in support of the program.
“We are so appreciative of this continued partnership with Castleton University and the Women’s Hockey program in support of the Breast Care Program,” said Linda McKenna, director of oncology at Rutland Regional’s Foley Cancer Center.  “We look forward to cheering the Lady Spartans on, Feb. 10.”

 

Photo courtesy of Castleton University
Castleton University’s Lady Spartans hockey team takes to the ice in pink uniforms in support of the Breast Care Program at RRMC.

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