CORPUS CHRISTI RAISES $14,611 AT “PINK THE RINK”

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Corpus Christi IceRays held their annual Pink The Rink game and raised a grand total of $14,611 in front of 5,026 fans inside the American Bank Center.

“The American Cancer Society would like to thank the Corpus Christi IceRays players, staff, and interns for all of their hard work in making Pink in the Rink successful yet again this year.  It is always so heartwarming to see such an outpour of support from the community”, said Kayla Hanson, Community Manager-Development with the American Cancer Society. 

The funds donated by the Corpus Christi IceRays’ Pink in the Rink night help provide vital services to patients battling breast cancer.  Breast cancer patients can call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org or our local American Cancer Society office to gather information on these services.  Services offered include transportation to treatment, wigs or scarves for patients in treatment, breast prostheses after surgery, one-on-one support from breast cancer survivors, and information on diagnosis and treatment.

IceRays head coach Justin Quenneville has not only played in past “Pink the Rinks” but was honored to be the head coach of his first.  “It is an honor to be involved in an organization that has so many charitable involvements.  Over the years, I cannot fathom the amount of money the team has raised for charitable donations.  Pink in the Rink this season was once again extremely successful and that is credited to the staff's hard work and all the thousands of fans who were in attendance.  I know for many of the players, not only was it great to play in front of another huge crowd, but to be a part of the greater cause in auctioning off their game worn jerseys for charity.  Events like this not only go a long way, but make a lasting impression in so many people including the players forever.”

This event does not only touch those in attendance, but also the players and front office as well.  “Another successful “Pink the Rink” game,” said General Manager Pat Dunn.  “That is great, we can't thank the people of Corpus Christi and especially the IceRays fans for their generosity. This is an event that means a lot to me. We are extremely proud to be part of this.”

Each year, over one million people will be diagnosed with cancer, while 550,000 people will lose their battle with the disease.   The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

The IceRays are in Amarillo tonight and tomorrow night to battle the Bulls.  Puck drops at 7:05PM, coverage begins at 6:50PM with the IceRays Pregame Show on ESPN Radio 1440AM. 

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