Our fourth annual Pink The Rink games to benefit breast cancer awareness were held on February 2, 2013 and were again a huge success on many levels. We are continuing a great tradition! A Tshirt Design contest was held again this year with the winning design created by Mendon senior Patick Huntress and showcased on the commemorative Tshirt.
There were approximately 850 tickets sold to the games –not as many as in the past 2 years but still a great turnout! The evening went off without a hitch and all events ran smoothly. There was great student involvement at the high schools during the week of the games and at the games themselves. . The University of Rochester pep band joined the festivities for the third year and again added so much to the excitement. Over 350 foam pucks were sold for the chuck-a-puck contest with the grand prize being an authentic Pink the Rink hockey jersey. There was DJ music and great announcing by Joe Agostinelli. Our live anthem singers , Shannon Beel from Barker Road Middle School and Hannah Walpole from Mendon High School were absolutely amazing!
The final numbers are complete and Pittsford Hockey raised $5200 to donate to the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester from admission proceeds, spirit wear sales, chuck a puck sales, jersey sponsorships and game day donations. In addition the Pittsford Power Play on Cancer pledges and donations to the American Cancer Society on behalf of Pittsford Hockey total about $2900! Varsity and JV teams had a combined power play goal count of 23 this season.
A big thank you to our players and coaches for their efforts on and off the ice to make this fundraising season such a success and to everyone that supports these games by sponsoring jerseys, donating time, forwarding information to hockey fans, showing up to cheer and just plain getting in the spirit!
Pink the Rink is an annual event. Our pink jerseys and socks are stored to use every year. The 15 sponsor patches from this year and the 42 from previous years will remain on the jerseys forever. I hope that each year we can add some more, so if anyone is interested in sponsoring a jersey feel free to contact me at
Again, thank you for making this a truly successful and fulfilling fundraising adventure.
Friends of Pittsford Hockey, Inc.
Pink The Rink chairperson