MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College men's and women's ice hockey teams presented a check to Joseph Pepe, MD, President & CEO of Catholic Medical Center, on Wednesday afternoon with the proceeds from the team's eighth annual Pink In The Rink Weekend.
Held on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19-20, the weekend saw the Hawks raise over $4,000 for the Catholic Medical Center, bringing the event's total to over $25,000 through its eight years. During the week leading up to the event, the men's and women's teams sold t-shirts and ribbons to support the fight against breast cancer.
"Pink In The Rink has been a long-standing tradition for the ice hockey programs," said Head Women's Ice Hockey Coach Kerstin Matthews. "We are happy to continue to be able to raise money for Catholic Medical Center and we appreciate all the support from our Saint Anselm community."
The women's team wore their pink alternate jerseys during their home game against Franklin Pierce and the men sported pink jerseys for warmups prior to both their games versus Assumption to raise awareness for the cause.
"The success of this event underscores the types of student-athletes we attract here at Saint Anselm College," added Head Men's Ice Hockey Coach Jim Tortorella. "The ability to raise awareness and funds for this worthy cause is the direct result of the planning, execution and effort by Coach Matthews and both teams. I want to thank everyone whose generosity contributed to the success of this event."