STEVENS POINT (Press Release) - The final numbers are in and the second "Put a Check to Cancer Night," at K.B. Willett Arena in Stevens Point not only resulted in a Pointer victory on the ice, but also raised $4,600 to benefit cancer patients served by Ministry Saint Michael's Hospital.
"Once again the UW-Stevens Point Men's Hockey program and their dedicated fans have outdone themselves to support local cancer patients," said Tricia Lee, Saint Michael's Foundation specialist. "Their support will truly make a difference to those battling cancer and the many needs that come with treatment and support."
In its first two years, the event has raised more than $8,000 and this year, more than 1,200 fans participated in a "Black Out" with the team wearing special black and pink game jerseys. Those jersey's were auctioned off along with the sale of pink flowers and the donation of the proceeds from the night's 50/50 raffle all benefiting the Cancer Services Fund of the Saint Michael's Hospital Foundation.
Putting a Check to Cancer is another example of how student-athletes and teams at UW-Stevens Point are supporting the community and their efforts recently earned national recognition. The UW-Stevens Point Athletic Department was recently awarded the Jostens Trophy, presented annually by the National Association of Division III Athletics Administrators for community service. The award is the top honor for community service among Division III athletics. Last year alone, Pointer athletes from all teams logged more than 1,000 hours of community service and raised funds to support various community services and organizations.
"Our team takes great pride in the impact we make on our community on and off the ice," said UWSP Men's Hockey Coach Wil Nichol. "We are grateful for the support of our fans and sponsors who once again made this special event."
Courtesy: UWSP Press Release