Women's Ice Hockey Raising Money for Breast Cancer Research; Selling Pink Pucks
ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine women's ice hockey team is working to raise money for Breast Cancer Research in unique fashion. The Black Bears have been selling pink pucks at many of the University of Maine home athletic events throughout much of the month of December. The pucks can be purchased with a minimum donation of $1. People may write their name on the puck they purchased and a member of the team will hang the puck up in front of the Women's Ice Hockey office in the hallway outside of Alfond Family Lounge.
The Black Bears have received great support throughout this wonderful fundraiser. So far, they have raised over $600 but are not stopping there as they have set a goal to sell all 2000 pucks they had made up for this specific effort.
The Black Bears will be selling pucks at all of their home games as well as at as many home Men's Ice Hockey, Men's Basketball and Women's Basketball games that they can make it to.
The Pink Puck campaign is also to help the Women's Ice Hockey team in leading up to their annual Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer game that will take place this season on Jan. 22 when the Black Bears battle Connecticut at Alfond Arena at 12 p.m. The Black Bears have custom jerseys made up that they will be wearing during this game. The jerseys will be auctioned off following the game with all proceeds going towards Breast Cancer Research and Awareness.
The 2010-11 season marks the 5th Anniversary of Hockey East Skating Strides. Over the first four years, Hockey East has collectively raised over $114,000, while at the same time increased attendance at women's hockey.
The Black Bears return to action Sunday night at 8 p.m. when they host Providence College at Alfond Arena.