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Castleton University’s Pink the Rink celebrates 10th anniversary

Friday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m.—RUTLAND—On Friday, Jan. 26, for its 10th consecutive year, 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 Breast Care Program at Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC). The game begins at 7 p.m.

“The annual Pink the Rink game is important to the Castleton University Women’s Ice Hockey Team and our local region. We are pleased to help raise awareness and support in the fight against breast cancer, and grateful to our players and fans for their generous support annually for Pink in the Rink,” said Ashley Salerno, head coach of Castleton’s Women’s Ice Hockey Team.

All ticket sales for the Jan. 26 Pink the Rink game against Salve Regina University held 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 Bidding will continue through 9 p.m. on Jan. 25.

Additional funds will be raised through a variety of raffle sales, including the raffle of an authentic 10th anniversary Pink the Rink jersey customized for the raffle winner, and a limited edition Early Detection Saves Lives campaign teddy bear. Raffle tickets are available at the RRMC gift shop, or by calling 802-747-3634. In addition, there will be a varied basket auction at Spartan Arena on Jan. 26.

Since the inception of the annual Pink the Rink event, close to $60,000 has been raised in support of the program. Cost of admission to the game is $7 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students.

Spartan Arena is located behind the Diamond Run Mall in Rutland.

Photo courtesy of RRMC
The Castleton Women’s Ice Hockey Team swaps its traditional green uniforms for pink, for the annual Pink the Rink event.

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